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NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

A Special Council Meeting will be held on 21st November 2019 at 7.00pm in the Minor Hall, Victoria Hall, 6 Dunns Lane, Mumbles, SA4 9BW. Please note the change of venue

The meeting is open to the public and is being held to discuss an auditor’s report issued by the Auditor General for Wales.

The Auditor General for Wales has issued a Report in the Public Interest under Section 22 of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004. The title of the report is ‘Expenditure on Planning Consultants – Mumbles Community Council’. The report highlights significant deficiencies in procurement arrangements and governance in relation to the Council’s expenditure on planning consultants.

Join us on Sunday 13th October for an evening with international acclaimed pianist Margaret Fingerhut in aid on Swansea City of Sanctuary.

Through music and words, Margaret tells the story of the many composers who were refugees because of war persecution, or who migrated for their work. Her programme include Chopin, Greig, Handel, Haydn, Prokofiev and Rachmaninov, and has specially commisstioned a new piece by Arian. the Kurdish Syrian composer who wrote the refugee Nation Anthem for the 2016 Olympics

Tickets are £15 online via Eventbrite or call Tracy on 078117755698

 

 

Thank you to all those that took part in our Online Community Plan survey. We will put your thoughts into consideration in regards to the Community Plan

Please note that the survey is now closed and no more entries will be accepted.

The work of Mumbles Community Council aims to contribute to the social, cultural, environmental and economic well-being of everyone living in the area. We aim to reflect the spirit of the Well-being of Future Generations Act, and have restructured our committees to ensure we focus on these four elements of well-being.

Mumbles Community Council has been working with an organisation called Urban Foundry to develop a Community Plan. The Plan will outline the priorities for the Council and guide what we do for the next five to ten years.

View Mumbles Community Plan Newsletter

People in the picture are Bill Martin, Mayor of Havre de Grace (seated), Deputy Lord Mayor of Swansea, Mark Child and Deputy Lady Mayoress, Marion Child.

Twenty American visitors from Havre de Grace, Maryland, arrived in Mumbles on 5th September for a five-day visit to mark the start of a new twinning relationship between the two communities.

The idea of twinning was first suggested by Debby Stathes, who with her husband Chris has a holiday flat in Langland. Debby, who was born in Swansea, now lives in Havre de Grace but returns to Langland at least once annually. Each time she made the trip she became more aware of similarities between the two communities: seaside locations (Havre de Grace is on Chesapeake Bay), lighthouses, a history of fishing and seafood harvesting, and so on. “But it was only when I found out that Mumbles was already twinned with Hennebont that I realised there was an existing mechanism to formally link Havre de Grace with Mumbles,” she said.

The centrepiece of the inaugural visit was the charter-signing ceremony on 7 September at Swansea’s Guildhall presided over by Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Mark Child, who represents West Cross on Swansea Council. The charter of twinning, created by the Gorseinon calligrapher Judith Porch, was signed by Havre de Grace’s City Mayor, William T Martin, Mumbles Community Council’s Chair, Carrie Townsend Jones, and the chairs of the two twinning associations, Debby Stathes and David Townsend Jones. Afterwards Councillor Child led them to the Lord Mayor’s Parlour to sign the Visitors’ Book.

Other highlights included a guided tour of Swansea University’s Bay Campus, a ‘Stumbles Around Mumbles’ literary guided walk led by the Lighthouse Theatre Company, the opening concert of the Mumbles Festival of Music & The Arts, a day trip to the St Fagans Food Festival and a twmpath featuring the Tawerin Dance Company at Mumbles Pier.

The visitors stayed with host families from Mumbles Community Council and the Twinning Association of Mumbles. A return visit to Havre de Grace is scheduled for October 2020.

 

Mumbles Community Council is moving!
We have moved out of Walters Crescent and are now based at:
The Minor Hall
The Ostreme Centre
Castle Avenue

Mumbles
SA3 4BA

Our email and phone number will remain the same but please bear with us while the lines are transferred.
Please call in and see us. Our opening hours are:
Monday 9.30-12.30 and 1.30 – 4.30
Tuesday to Friday 9.30-12.30

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of former councillor Helen Mitchell. Helen stood down as a councillor earlier this year after serving as a Community Councillor for over 11 years including 4 years as Chair.

She will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with her husband, daughters and grandson at this very sad time.