A new audio CD at £8.99, is now available from Cover to Cover,
entitled INKLEMAKERS, Stories of the busy people of Old Mumbles, Volume One,

Produced by Oystermouth Radio, It contains five readings by Carol Powell.
They are:-
The Mumbles Oyster Trade

The First Mother and Baby Clinic in Mumbles
The Origins of the Mumbles & Gower Dialect
Seaside Days at Bracelet Bay
The Cape Horners of Old Mumbles


Poster for Oystermouth Radio CD April 2016-480











Mumbles Community Council are organising a number of events over the next few months.
Wednesday April 20th,
2pm-4pm Ostreme Hall, Tea Party
with live music, provided by the Starlight Group, a quiz, a sing-a-long, so come-along and enjoy a cuppa, cakes and a chat. An opportunity to meet up with friends and enjoy a few convivial hours. This is a FREE event with limited tickets, available from the Clerk at the Council Office, Walters Crescent, in person or by phone, from Wednesday, 13th April. If demand for tickets exceeds supply, we will consider the provision of extra tickets.
Thursday April 21st at Oystermouth Castle. The lighting of a Beacon,
as part of the National Chain, to celebrate the 90th Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth.
A Lone Piper will accompany the lighting of the Beacon. Time of lighting to be confirmed.
Saturday 7th May & Sunday 8th May at Underhill Park commencing at 10am the Alan Martin Tournament. Mumbles Community Council is supporting this established, prestigious event as part of its involvement with groups within the Mumbles Community Council area.
Saturday 14th May 12 noon – 6pm at Oystermouth Castle Field, Maytime in Mumbles, (Carnival in the Castle renamed). A family based PICNIC event, entry FREE. Bring your own picnic along or take your “pic” from street traders present. Music by Swansea Accordian Band.
Sunday June 12th, 11am – 5pm.
at Mumbles Cricket Club’s Ground,
off Plunch Lane, cricket coaching sessions in the morning, followed by cricket competition in afternoon. Come along and enjoy the day and the BBQ. Mumbles Community Council is involved as part of its commitment to local groups.
Saturday July 16th 12 noon to late afternoon, the return of It’s A Knockout, the event which was such a success last year. REGISTRATION from 31st MARCH
on-line at, or by
email: or by
tel: 01792 363598, or in person at the Community Council Office, Walters
Crescent, Mumbles

  1. iGENDA for the MEETING of the FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE of the Mumbles Community Council be held on Wednesday 30 March 2016 at 7pm, at the Council Office, Walters Crescent, Mumbles.


  1. Attendance Register
  2. Apologies for Absence
  1. Declarations of Interest
  2. Minutes of the Meetings held on 5 January 2016
  3. Grant Request Baywood Community Centre


  1. Grant Request Tenovus


  1. Grant Request Mumbles Rangers Boys & Girls Club  


  1. Letter requesting for grant from Holy Cross Church, West Cross


  1. Grant Request Mumbles Cricket Club


  1. Mumbles Gardens Bowling Green/Pavilion


  1. Letter from Kidney Wales re Walk for Life


  1. Letter from Byron Davies re ‘Save the Gower Cockle’.


  1. Letter of thanks from Bobath Children’s Therapy Wales


  1. Payments to Members of Community & Town Councils


  1. Next Meeting


To approve the Minutes of the Meeting held on 5 January 2016 as a correct record.

An article in the Evening Post, by Reporter ,Nino Williams tells us that ” Developers say they hope to re-open a historic Mumbles pub, which was frequented by Dylan Thomas, by the end on the year.

The Antelope  on Mumbles Road shut in the mid-noughties but refurbishment work is under way with a view to opening a licenced premise ,with a coffee shop on the ground floor, as well as a terrace and to serve food.”

Oystermouth Primary School took first and second place in an inaugural netball tournament organised by Mumbles Community Council.

The round-robin event at Bishopston Sports Centre was for primary schools in the area, each of which entered two teams.

Members of the successful temas were presented with gold, silver or bronze medallions.

The council vice-chairman, Brian Arthur said: “It was a brilliant success.  Everyone said how excititing it was”.

“We hope it will take place again next year.”

View photos.

The Post Office in Alderwood Road, West Cross has been closed for the last two weeks for a refit, but today at 1pm it will re-open.

The opening hours will be extended from 8.30 am until 7pm in the week and on Saturdays 8.30am to 5.30pm and Sundays 9am to 4pm.

A new look has been designed with customers able to access serivces, including special delivery, local collect, home shopping returns and many other services.

Why not pay them a visit!

The Evening Post reporter, Chris Peregrine on the 29th Feb 2016, has written an article about a business man,  Andrew Hiscott of Mumbles who wanted to promote his gardening business on Facebook.

It would appear that this may have backfired on him as his storage shed was broken into and the valuable contents , around £2000 were stolen, so his busness venture has been put on hold.

If you have any information about this matter, please contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.