It is reported that work to rebuild the Langland Bay seawall has started!

The section of the seawall which collapsed in October 2012, caused by stormy weather and high tides is being rebuilt using limestone to match the existing stonework.

The work is expected to take between 2 – 3months in readness for the start of the tourist season in April this year.

Notice is given in the Swansea LEADER, for the Mumbles Community Council area that Mayals Road, North side there will be a ‘Prohibition of waiting, no loading and unloading at any time. This is between points 142 metres west and 262 metres west of the western kerbline of Mumbles Road a distance of 120 metres. Notice is dated 6th January 2014.

In the Village of Newton at Nottage Road and Southward Lane, Newton.

Southward Lane

Schedule 2 “Limited waiting 10 minutes and Disabled badge holders 10 minutes no return within 30 minutes. East side from a point opposite the south east boundary of Nottage Rd to a point 12 metres south of that point.

Nottage Road

From a point 70 metres south of its junction with the south western kerb line of Southward Lane to a point 7 metres south west of that point. Notice dated 6th January 2014

All exisiting Traffic orders will be revoked where thay are inconsistant with these proposals.

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

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