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.
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
A SEX ATTACK ON A YOUNG LADY, CARRIED OUT DURING DAYLIGHT ON SATURDAY, IN OYSTERMOUTH CEMETERY IS AN APPALLING INCIDENT. OUR THOUGHTS AND SYMPATHY GO OUT TO THIS LADY. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THIS INCIDENT PLEASE CONTACT THE POLICE IMMEDIATLY. WILL ANYBODY USING THIS AREA AS A SHORTCUT BE ON THE ALERT. (full details are in the Evening Post)
Link with the Hennebont and Mumbles Twinning Associations
use ‘ jumelage Hennebont-mumbles’ as the link
See the full report in the South Wales Evening Post
Organised & managed in partnership with Mumbles Development Trust & Mumbles Traders Association.
The Big Mumbles Clean Up
Sunday 1st September 2013
Meeting at 10am at the British Legion Car Park, finishing at 12.30pm.
All volunteers welcome ● Cleaning equipment provided
Children must be accompanied by an adult
If you would like to get involved & are able to help out on the day,
please e-mail email@example.com or contact
Robin Bonham, Tel: 01792 405 169.
The headlines of the Evening Post 30th July 13 leaves
anybody with a terrible impression of Swansea City.
It tells us that the cost of cleaning up other peoples rubbish and dog mess equals £2.7 million a year. Of that total a half a million pounds is spent on clearing the City centre alone.
As a result, it is stated that the council is to enlist (employ I think it means) an enforcement company which will be responsible for issuing £75 fixed penalty notices to anyone who litters or doesn’t cleanup after their dog.
Additional litter teams will provide patrols of the city’s parks, beaches and car parks to ensure they are kept up to scratch.
If you know of any area in Mumbles that has a problem with litter please contact the Community Council at 01792 363598 who employ a special clean-up team to deal with such problems.
THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL LOCATION
KEEP MUMBLES CLEAN AND TIDY
PLEASE HELP US KEEP IT ATTRACTIVE BY DISPOSING OF YOUR RUBBISH CAREFULLY—USE ONE OF THE MANY
RUBBISH BINS PROVIDED.
CHIP PAPERS—POLYSTYRENE BOXES—CIGARETTE ENDS—
CANS AND BOTTLES—PLASTIC BAGS! (DON’T FORGET TO RE-USE THESE).
IF THE BINS ARE FULL—PLEASE TAKE YOUR RUBBISH HOME
CHANGES COMING INTO EFFECT FROM 30TH SEPTEMBER 2013 will allow property owners to build a larger range of extensions and garden buildings without submitting a planning application, it is announced by Housing and Regeneration Minister, Carl Sargeant “These changes will allow some of the smaller, less contentious alterations and improvements to houses to be exempt from the planning process”. (Editors view. Perhaps it might be wise to check with the Planning Office first?)
WHAT DO YOU THINK? please let us have your views.
(see article Evening Post 23 July 2013)