Chair of Mumbles Community Council Carrie Townsend Jones and the High Sheriff of West Glamorgan welcomed visitors at the Swansea City of Sanctuary Refugees welcome to Mumbles Day.

Local businesses generously donated food and local churches, including Tabernacle Church, All Saints and Our Lady Star of the Sea put on activities for the visitors.

City of Sanctuary Day
City of Sanctuary Day

I would like to start by welcoming our new councillor Dr Martin O’Neill who has been co-opted onto the council to represent West Cross ward. He has a wealth of experience and expertise that will be of real value to the council and our residents.

August has been a quiet month with the summer holidays meaning that meetings were not generally held.

I attended the Swansea City of Sanctuary Refugees welcome to Mumbles Day and myself and the High Sheriff of West Glamorgan welcomed the visitors to Mumbles and joined them again for tea at the end of the day when we enjoyed a rousing chorus of Sospan Bach from the singing group.

City of Sanctuary Day
City of Sanctuary Day

It was wonderful to see so many of our local businesses generously donating food and our local churches, including Tabernacle Church, All Saints and Our Lady Star of the Sea putting on activities for the visitors.

On August 15th I attended the briefing by the Welsh Government Independent Review Panel on the results of the Review of the Future of the Community and Town Council Sector in Wales. Please see attached Report.

Mumbles Classic Car Show

On August 30th I was invited, along with The Lord Mayor of Swansea and the High Sheriff of West Glamorgan to judge the Classic Car Show at the Newton Road closure event. I would request council’s retrospective approval to attend this event on behalf of MCC.

The annual Mumboules Competition took place on Saturday September 1st with MCC entering a team including Councillors Martin O’Neill, Carwyn Thomas, Rob Marshall and myself with guest players Tonia Antoniazzi and her friend Eleanor Bozkurt. Having ‘mislaid’ Carwyn after the first round, Mumbles Rangers very kindly loaned us Carol Podbielski who was an admirable substitute. We reached the quarter-finals where we lost 2-1 to The Pilot in a closely fought contest. To date our team have raised £205 in sponsorship which will be divided between the Lord Mayor’s Charity Fund (Maggie’s Cancer Centre Swansea, West Glamorgan Youth Theatre Swansea, Eastside Foodbank and YMCA Young Carers Service), Ysgol Crug Glas and Tenovus.


Going forward:

I shall be attending the One Voice Wales AGM and Conference on Saturday September 29th in Builth Wells.

Thank you

Carrie T Jones

Chair, Mumbles Community Council

27 – 29 July 2018
Oystermouth Castle Grounds

Free to all during the day, ticketing evening performancesTickets can be purchased below:

Combining food, music and games, the White Lady Family Summer Festival offers a weekend of entertainment for the whole family. There will be music and performances from popular bands and acts such as Abba’s Angels and The Curious on both Friday and Saturday evenings – plus more to be announced!

On Saturday 28 July, the afternoon will play host to the crazy “It’s a knockout!” competition. Based around the famous television show teams compete head to head on a variety of costume, relay and inflatable games.– so be sure to get your team in training! Sunday also features the newly introduced Tug of War competition as the  weekend will be rounded off with a grand finale on Sunday evening from the Festival Orchestra of Wales, featuring a Proms concert with music from some of your favourite films.

Local pubs; The Park, Mumbles Ale House and The Pilot will be running a beer tent, with Cheers Wine Merchants running a Gin Bar. Food stalls will also be available featuring local businesses such as Chai, Gower Ice Cream and Tuckers.

To sign up for ‘It’s a Knockout’ or  The Tug of War participants can either download the forms below and return them to or visit the Mumbles Community Council Offices

[ Tug of War – Sign up sheet  ]   [  IKO – Sign up sheet 2018 ] [ U18 – Consent Form ] 

  • U18 must have a consent form completed by a guardian


Festival Programme 

Friday July 27th

6.45pm Site Opens

7.00pm Rumblestrutters

8.15pm ABBA’s Angels


Saturday July 28th

12:00pm Site Opens

12:30pm It’s a Knockout

5.45pm Site closes (for non-ticket holders)

6.45pm Site opens (ticket holders only – £10, concessions *£8 )

7:00pm Jango Haze

9:00pm The Curious


Sunday July 29th

11.45am Site Opens

12:00pm Tug of War

1:00pm Children’s stories with popular local author Spencer Davieson

3:00pm Tug of war

3.30pm City of Swansea Concert Band

5:00pm Dan Stockton

6.00pm Site Closes (for non-ticket holders)

6.45pm Site Opens (ticket holders only – £7, concessions *£5)

7.00pm Siwan Howells

7.45pm Festival Orchestra of Wales

Further updates will follow, stay tuned!


The White Lady Festival
White Lady Festival