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PLANS to convert a former nursing home in Langland into holiday flats have been turned down.Swansea councillors voted against the two applications submitted by the owners of the former Clifflands Nursing Home, Langland Road, at a planning meeting.The proposal was for six holiday flats.The authority’s planning officers had earlier recommended the scheme for approval.

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The University of the Third Age are very active in the Mumbles area and
throughout Swansea , organising classes and lots of activities.

 On the 2nd October there is an Open Day at the Dragon Hotel.

Mumbles Community Council has decided to provide a free minibus service for residents wishing to attend.
If you live in Oystermouth, West Cross, Newton or Mayals and would like to
take advantage of this door to door service please contact the Mumbles Community Council on 363598 and speak to the Clerk, Steve Heydon, or ring 406220, (mobile   07910438638) and speak to Cllr. David Dorsett.


A report by Geraint Thomas, Evening Post Reporter 16 Sept 13, tells us about a new mini brewery that has been set-up by Richard and Jo Bennett at the PILOT INN on the Mumbles seafront, which they took over after it had closed last Christmas. Check out the full story in the Evening Post. All we can do is to wish them well with their new business adventure.




Cwtch the Bid Swansea Bay 2017

Did you know that Swansea Bay has been shortlisted in the race to become UK City of Culture 2017? Show your support and ‘cwtch the bid’!
You may know that Swansea Bay – which encompasses Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot, Llanelli and Carmarthen – is in the final four to become the UK City of Culture in 2017.

We’re up against Hull, Dundee and Leicester in the bid to win the prestigious title that will help boost the city’s cultural life and economy.  You’ll see the ‘Cwtch the Bid’ logo and team around the city as support and awareness is raised around Swansea Bay.

Final bids go in at the end of September and the winner of the UK City of Culture 2017 will be announced in November 2013.
Help us win by filling out this short survey <>


October First is International Older People’s Day. From October 1st for two weeks there will be a series of events, some of which are organised by the Mumbles Community Council and are aimed at our more mature residents.

At the moment these include: a visit to the U3A Open Day in the Dragon Hotel, films, Lectures on the history of Mumbles, a tea dance, a social/ nostalgic quiz night and a Boules tournament.

Details are being finalised and all events will be free and tickets will be available soon from the Council offices. If you are over 60 and resident in Oystermouth, West Cross, Newton or Mayals please look out for details of these coming events.

The Roman Bridge

In Mayals Ward there is a secret treasure which is known to the residents of Blackpill, but is fast disappearing.  It is called “The Roman Bridge” except it isn’t Roman!  The earliest reference has been found by the local Historian Wendy Cope.  I quote from her article written in 2002 and is to be found in Volume 53 of the Gower Journal held in the Swansea library.

“The bridge at Blackpill also needed attention from time to time.  In 1681 the surveyors reported that:

… a certain common bridge over a certain river called Blackpill river, as much of the said bridge as lyeth in the parish of Oystermouth within the said manor, is out of repair to the common annoyance of His Majesty’s people passing that way and ought to be repaired by the inhabitants of the said parish.

The work on the Oystermouth half was to be finished within two months, but as the boundary ran down the river they had no intention of repairing the Swansea half.  Five years later the inhabitants were ordered to repair the rails on their part of the bridge.”

Not much has changed in three hundred years.  The bridge is in urgent need of repair  and in spite of the fact that a great deal of good will has been shown by the Civic Society, local residents associations and cabinet members the repairs need to be funded by grant applications and community funding, which takes time to organise with all the legal implications.

(Cllr Linda Tyler-Lloyd)

The Building Inspector has given approval for work to be carried out over the Newton ‘Village Green’ at Picket Mead. Work will include the digging-up of the Mead in order to lay electricity and water services for four new houses to be built within the grounds of Picket Mead House which is owned by Carrington Moore Estates (Andy Moore).

They also plan to lay a ‘grasscrete’ road across the Mead to the four new properties

Various protests have been held by local residents to no avail.


Well done

Its a double celebration for Mumbles Cricket Club.  The first eleven secured
their first Swalec Premier League title on Saturday August 24 2013.

Then on Sunday August 25 2013 by defeating Ynysygerwn they won the first division of the Alpha Fasteners West Wales Cricket Association League.

Congratulations from Mumbles Community Council