November 2015


Mumbles Community Council is looking for a new councillor following the resignation of one of its members

Notices have been put up in the area advertising the vacancy in the West Cross Ward. There will be an election if 10 constituents request one in writing by 26 November 2015.  Electors should write to the returning officer at Swansea Council.

If none is requested, the community council will seek to coopt a new councillor. There are currently 17 of them serving the Newton, Oystermouth, Mayals and West Cross wards.

The council aims to support local organisations and improve amenities and the look of the village, among other roles. Its work is funded by the precept — a relatively small amount paid by council tax payers.

To find out more about the role, phone council clerk Steve Heydon on 01792 363598.

An article by Evening Post Reporter, Chris Peregrine on the 4th November tells the story”Victory as green area protected forever”.

He goes on to reveal that the residents of Castle Green Acre, Norton  can carry on using the 2.9 acres of grassed area and woodland as it has now been granted village green staus.

For the full story read it in the South Wales Evening Post, Community section.

Replacement sewers scheme is set to commence this month (November) and will continue into next summer.

The Evening Post Reporter, Richard Youle gives a detailed account in thPost on the 29th October where he advises that “The £2.7 million project will focus on Summerland Lane, Newton, Dunns Lane and Newton Road. The materials will be stored in Oystermouth Square”.

There will be temporary road closures on a section of Summerland Lane, Newton and upper Newton Road.

 Read all about it in the South Wales Evening Post 

Well the changes come fast and furious.  Treasure closed (when are Tesco moving in? ). Whitfords closed and Goose Island have moved in.

What is happening at the former Dry Cleaners?  The Mad Hatters appear to have settled in to their new burrow.

What ever next, is the old Royal British Legion site ever going to be built on ?

Let’s have your guess!!!

We are sorry to announce the passing of Aubrey Peter Jones, former Councillor and Chair of Mumbles Community Council.

The announcement in the Evening Post, 26th October 2015 , quote ” Peacefully after a long illness bravely borne”

Peter was a very well known former member of the Council and as a resident of Mumbles . He will be sadly missed, his funeral was held at Margam

on Friday 30th October and was very well attended.