Our History

In 1889 Oystermouth Urban District Council was established and was responsible for local administration until it voted in 1918 to hand over its powers to Swansea. It ceased to exist in 1923 and Oystermouth and Mumbles came under the direct control of Swansea. Many in the area
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RNLI Mumbles Raft Race 2013

A great day was had by all. Plenty of sunshine and lots of wonderfully strange craft took to the calm waters off Mumbles Prom at Norton and headed in the direction (I think) of Knab Rock. The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress were aboard the RNLI Lifeboat as was the Chairman of
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Recycling in Swansea

The Swansea Leader reports that the Swansea Council are introducing quad bins over the coming months as part of a campaign to encourage residents ( and I presume visitors) to dispose of their recyclables as thoughtfully as they do at home. These on-street bins will have pink and
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Coastal Path detour Langland

Please note that a section of the All Wales Coastal Path has been closed between Langland Bay and Limeslade Bay on Gower. A 10 metres section of the path has been closed off due to a minor landslide and a diversionary route has been put in place by Swansea City staff. Please take
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Oystermouth castle guard

Oystermouth Castle needs guards?

An article in the Evening Post 2nd July 13 reports that Oystermouth Castle which has stood for over 800 years is in need of ‘volunteer’ guards to keep it safe from vandals. It quotes “Police in the seaside village have launched a “Castle Watch”
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Welcome to Mumbles

Mumbles takes its name from the headland and islands stretching into the west of Swansea Bay. The area includes Oystermouth Castle, Mumbles Pier and Lighthouse, and is made up of the Mayals, Newton, Oystermouth and West Cross electoral wards, with an elected Community
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New houses to replace Longfields Centre

The closure of the Longfields Centre announced in 2011 is now being replaced with 15 houses. The past support of Catherine Zeta Jones has been to no avail. See letter in Evening Post (Ted Richards) 2nd July 13
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