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The Events committee have put forward a proposal to hold a tea dance in the Ostreme Hall in the Autumn.

The proposal will be discussed by Council at its next meeting on Tuesday 11 August.

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Time is running out for those wishing to enter this year’s Mumbles in Bloom, with the closing date set of 5 August 2015 rapidly approaching.

Mumbles Community Council (MCC) has revived the competition as part of its campaign to win Wales in Bloom.

Competition organiser, Cllr Tracey Duffy, said: “As well as direct entries, MCC councillors will also be walking their wards looking for front gardens they feel worthy of consideration.”

Judging of the gardens will take place on 6/7 August. The Judges will also be considering other categories in the competition – allotments, schools and traders.

To enter, or nominate a neighbour, send a photo to bloom@mumbles.gov.uk.


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It is reported that Mumbles RFC’s youth team will play in the Ospreys A Division next season.

This is said to be the strongest standard of youth rugby in South West Wales.

A spokesman for the club said ” The club feel that this will complement the first XV who will be playing in Swalec division two west.”

Here’s wishing them all the best.

Evening Post article by Reporter, Chad Welch, 25th July 2015 highlights the problem for the these wonderful entertainers. The Baywood Belles have spent almost 20 years touring with their free of charge live entertainment shows around Welsh nursing homes, hospitals and senior citizen’s clubs for 19 years.

Swansea Council, it is reported, are working with local community groups the see if senior citizen pavilions like Baywood Hall, in West Cross can continue to run by groups who will generate income to pay for the running of the building.

If any groups or organisations can help The Baywood Belles you are invited to contact Mrs. Cheyney on 01792 367758.

For further details read the article by Chad Welch or contact chad.welch@swwmedia.co.uk by email

Evening Post Reporter, Jason Evans in an article on the 24th July 2015 reminds SURFERS not to give opportunist thieves the chance to steal their car keys.

He advises that during summer months thieves target people who leave car keys on the beach or “hidden” on their vehicle. He goes on to tell us that earlier in the week a surfer fell victim to this crime when thieves stole a Ford Fiesta from the Caswell Bay car park.

A Key Safe  scheme is being promoted at the Surfside Cafe and police teamed-up with Oystermouth Primary School pupils to design a poster. The winning design, by Year five pupil Samuel Phillips will be put on display at Caswell Bay car park to help drive home the message.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of the silver Fiesta. CV54 EDG or a Honda motorbike R456 EBE please contact the police in Swansea phone 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 (the motorbike was stolen from Western Lane, Mumbles on Tuesday evening, it was chained to a lamppost).

 

 

A letter in the Evening Post from Alan and Hazel Bryant, 24th July 2015, highlights the rapidly deteriotion in the appearance of Oystermouth.

They point out that “Mumbles is a magnet for tourists and the  local traders are heavily dependant on visitors for survival. But with visitors comes litter”.

This letter highlights not only the litter problem but dog-mess, damage to roads and pavements and makes many other points also including the the state of Oystermouth Square and also the Pier.

Well done for pointing out these faults. The Mumbles Community Council does do its best keep the City Council aware of these problems and to ensure that necessary repair works are carried out as quickly as possible.

Please write to the Community Council if you have any other concerns about the state of Mumbles/Oystermouth.

There will be a concert at All Saint’s church on 7th August, starting at 7.00pm .

This  concert will feature Angharad Morgan, soprano, and David Forte, tenor. This programme will include songs from musicals such as Phanton Of

The Opera, My Fair Lady and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Newton Road, Mumbles is set to be even busier with traffic, when Tesco Store opens at the former shop, known for about 50 years as  Treasure and situated  on the corner of Walters Crescent and Newton Road.

One letter to the Planning Authority claimed that the pavement outside the property “has the highest footfall of any in Oystermouth, with not only pedestrians but parents with children in prams and pushcahirs also disabled in wheelchairs.”

What with the already very heavy traffic usage through Newton Road and vehicles stopping outside Greggs, also illegal parking outside the three banks in the road. This will cause additional chaos in an already very busy throughfare.

(Editors comment) It needs a rethink about the traffic flow on a one-way system, up Queens Road and down Newton Road perhaps?

Plans have been approved by the City and County of Swansea for five new homes to be built at 202 Mayals Road, Mayals.

The scheme put forward by the owners will see the demolition of the existing house and cottage and in there place will be built five new homes and associated infrastructure.

It is reported in the Evening Post, 13 July that residents who organised a street party to celebrate the 7oth anniversary of VE day, also the birth of Princess Charlotte have been charged £275 for the road closure costs.

The City and County of Swansea have told the residents of St. Peter’s Road Newton that they will have to bear the cost of the of the fees for the road closure,  costing £275.

A spokesperson for Swansea Council told the Eveing Post reporter, Nino Williams, that “Fees for road closures were agreed  at the beginning of the year for such events. The fee is to ensure that Council can recover the costs for officers time and legal costs”.

For further details about this matter, read the article by Nino Williams, Evening Post Reporter at 0172 545552.