July 14, 2015


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.