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The Swansea LEADER, January 2014 reads ” Beginners courses will be run throughout the year in 21 locations across Swansea, supplemented by a series of ‘Digital Friday’ drop-in sessions in nine libraries at Brynhyfryd, Central, Clydach, Fforestfach, Llansamlet, Morriston, Penlan, St. Thomas and Townhill. (what happened to Mumbles and West Cross in the Mumbles Community Council area?)

Local Communities First offices have further information or on the website www.getswanseaonline.co.uk

Good luck to all ‘Silver Surfers’

A report by Nino Williams, Evening Post 17th December tells us that on Thursday19th December a public consultation will take place at the West Cross Community Centre between 5pm and 7pm .

This meeting  is where you will be able to discuss with cabinet members how the Swansea Council can save £45 million over the next 3 years.

Cabinet member for regeneration, Nick Bradley said “One of the most important messages I want to get over to people is that no decisions have been made” .

Hard-copy versions of the online consultation will be available at libraries, district housing offices and anumber of community centres.

For full details of this report read the Evening Post story by Nino Williams

Lord Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury will be making his first return visit to his home parish of Oystermouth since retiring last year.

On Sunday the 22nd December he and Lady Williams will be at All Saints Church, Mumbles where he will preach at a special service from 10am.

So the Evening Post reports on the 14th November!

The Mumbles Community Council is helping to bring a festive feel to West Cross after agreeing to fund a £600 tree on the Village Green at Alderwood Road.

The cost of the power supply by Western Power will be £603.73 and the electricity unit being supplied by Phillips Electric Services for £1,044.

The tree is being supplied by A. Williams and Saunders Tree Surgery, Pontardulais who are recommended suppliers.

Here’s wishing you all in Mumbles a very Merry Christmas 2013 and a Happy 2014

The Evening Post Reporter, Nino Williams reported that money donated to the Save the Swansea Coastguard station has been handedover to the lifesavers of RNLI.

The efforts of the Save the Swansea Coastguard Station and the 100,000 people who signed a petition was in vain, the Government stuck to the plan to close this valuable Coastguard station, much to the dismay of local and country-wide residents.

Read the full report in the Evening Post dated 2nd December 2013

It has been reported that a  break-in was attempted in West Cross on Staurday night. Police were called out and three police cars attended. The reason for the 3 cars was because an elderly couple  lived in the house.

Please be on the looked for any suspicious characters in the area,  keep your doors locked, and report incidents to the police. Look after your local neighbours who are elderly or unable to look out for themselves.

Any gifts or presents should be kept out of sight and yor car doors must be kept locked

A message from the 50+ Group

Dear Network member

Age Cymru is receiving a growing number of complaints about companies that are “cold calling” and attempting to persuade people to pay for things they either aren’t entitled to and won’t get, or could sort out themselves for free. This is often in relation to the ECO (Energy companies Obligation) and The Green Deal.

 

Warnings have appeared in the press too.

Here is a link to the company involved in the most recent SCAM: Company web site  http://www.utilitiescostsavers.com/#!water-rebates/c1yng

 

 

Nest, http://nestwales.org.uk/eng should be the first port of call for people looking to reduce their spending on energy in the home, whether entitled to free home improvements or just good advice

Tel: 0808 808 2244.  Regarding other financial matters, the Money Advice Service is the best place to start: 0300 500 5000.

Swansea Council invites residents who want to raise issues with them to do that in a range of different ways.

You can ask questions directly at Cabinet or at Council if they relate to items on the open part of the agenda. Residents can also bring petitions to the attention of the Council by submitting them to the Democratic Services Team.

To find out more go to www.swansea.gov.uk/consultation or www.swansea.gov.uk/scrutiny further details are on the Council’s website and click on ‘Council and Democracy’ or ‘Have your Say’

Also Mumbles Community Council may be able to assist you if you have a problem locally. Contact the Clerk at 0179363598 or email council@mumbles.gov.uk

This plan has recently been finished, according to the Swansea Leader 88 issue. after a country-wide consultation with residents on the latest stage in the creation of this important document.

According to the preferred strategy, Swansea will need land for more than 16,000 homes and will need to provide nearly 15,000 jobs in the city until 2025. (Editors comment :- don’t know what happens ofter that).

Phil Holmes, Head of Planning in Swansea, said, “We are going through all responses to the consultation and the next step, in simple terms, will be to decide what goes where.”— “Once the Preferred Strategy has been agreed we will have a clearer idea of which cadidate sites could be inclyded in the Deposit Plan.”

More details about the LDP are available on www.swansea.gov.uk/ldp