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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.

A memorial to MARGARET AND JENNIE ACE has been unveiled close to Mumbles pier, near to where the sisters helped save members of the Mumbles lifeboat crew after it struck rocks below the lighthouse on a stormy January morning in 1883.

The lifeboat, called the Wolverhampton, got into trouble after it was launched to help a German ship called the Prinz Prinz Aldabert, after it had struck rocks at Mumbles Head.

They both received gold brooches from the Empress of Germany for looking after the German ship’s crew.

(read the full account in the Evening Post, 28 Feb. 2016)

Reported in the Evening Post, 26 Feb 2016 by Geraint Thomas, Reporter, is the story of 90 year old, Ted Palmer who has been awarded the Order of Legion d’Honneur by the French Government.

Ted, of St.Andrew’s Close, Mayals took part in some of the most dangerous campaigns of the war, including Operation Overlord which saw the D-Day landings.

We say congratulations to Ted for his valiant efforts and well deserved.

(Read the full account of this story in the Evening Post)

Despite strenuous efforts by 3 councillors, and the assurance I received from WW, yesterday at 2.45pm, that the traffic lights on Oystermouth Square would be recalibrated to allow a better flow of traffic into West Cross , Mumbles and surrounding areas, this morning I received a phone call informing me that due to the ‘pelican crossing’ by Boots the Chemist, WELSH WATER were not going to adjust the ‘timings’ of the lights.
It was pointed out to WW that what with the ‘better’ weather conditions and also it being ‘half term’, the problem had been magnified, with tail backs as far as Sketty Lane.

WW did inform me that the inconvenience would only be until this coming Thursday.
Let us wait and see, and hope this is so.

Regards
Cllr. Helen Mitchell,

Chair of Mumbles Community Council

Notice – The City Council has made an order to temporary prohibit any vehicle proceeding along Glen Road from its junction with Castle Road in a north-westerly direction to its junction with Lundy Drive, a distance of approximately 720 metres in order that replacement work for the gas mains supply can be carried out.

Alternative routes are via West Cross Lane, Fairwood Road, A4067 Mumbles Road, Norton Road and Castle Road, adistance of approximately 2.5 kilometres

The work  wil be carried out effective from 8thFeb and is expected to be completed within 60 days.

The budget is an essential tool for controlling the council’s finances. It demonstrates that your council will have sufficient income to carry out its activities and policies. By checking spending against budget plans on a regular basis at council meetings, the council controls its finances during the year so that it can confidently make progress towards what it wants to achieve.

When deciding the budget, each committee puts forward it’s spending plans for the next year. These are then scrutinised by the full council.  Some of these plans may be put back to the following year, if it is felt that the resulting precept would be too high.

Below is our current budget, together with ones from previous years:

Swansea Leader advises that the wildflowers initiative has been positive so they will be bringing them back again this year.

Residents will have their chance to do the same on their own patches of land because packets of the Swansea Mix will be available at the Botanical Gardens from the end of March.

So don’t miss out on this offer.

The Swansea Leader, issue 101 for January 2016, lets us know that a Blue Plaque in honour of the two sisters who saved sailors from drowning off Mumbles in the 19th Century will be next in line.

Margaret and Jennie Ace, the daughters of Mumbles lighthouse keeper William Ace, saved members of the Mumbles lifeboat’s crew after it hit rocks below the lighthouse on a stormy February morning in 1883.

Ignoring their father’s warning, he two sisters waded into the water, rescued two men and helped others to safety.

They both received gold brooches from the Empress of Germany for looking after the crew of the German barque named the Prinz Aldabert, from Danzig which had also struck the rocks at Mumbles.

Swansea Council will unveil a blue plaque to honour the Ace sisters in February at a spot close to the Mumbles Peir that overlooks the sea.