Statement by Chris Holley OBE, Leader of the Opposition on Swansea Council, responding to the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

On behalf of the Swansea & Gower Liberal Democrats, and I am sure in accordance with the views of all the people of Swansea, I offer my heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family following the extremely sad news of the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

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More Let Down For Cladding Victims From Welsh Labour

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have criticised the Welsh Labour Government over their ‘silence’ after a raft of measures to assist cladding and fire safety victims in England were announced.

This comes after Swansea Labour voted down a new support hub to help hundreds of residents in Swansea Waterfront facing the costs of the fire safety scandal. 

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Olcha Playing Fields

Sadly, on 5 April, Swansea Council’s Planning Committee approved a planning application to build 101 homes on part of Olchfa School’s playing fields. This was despite the online petition with just under 300 signatures and nearly 120 individual letters of objection. Significant issues were raised over the safety of school pupils and pedestrians, increased flooding risk, environmental damage, increased traffic in the area, and the impact on local residents living close to the site, as well as the permanent loss of open green space.

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Our Plan For A Cleaner, Greener and Safer Future

Swansea Liberal Democrats have launched their plan for a cleaner, greener, safer future for Swansea. 

Swansea deserves a council that will focus on getting the basics right for every community. Swansea Liberal Democrats commit that a Lib Dem council will focus on the issues affecting our community, the state of our roads, our environment, our safety. 

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Sketty Lib Dem team record of action

Our exceptional Sketty Liberal Democrat team of Cllr Mike Day, Nicola Furlong, Michael Locke, Dr James McGettrick and Cheryl Philpott have put together a great map showing their record of action in the community over the last couple of years.

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Our Council Candidate Team

Swansea Liberal Democrats have confirmed our candidates for the elections to Swansea Council on the 5th of May.  

Across Swansea, the Liberal Democrats have a plan for a cleaner, greener and safer future for Swansea and each one of the candidates has a commitment to focus on getting the basics right for their community. 

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How much longer are residents going to have to wait?

Liberal Democrat amendment for a new support hub to help hundreds of residents in Swansea Waterfront facing the costs of the fire safety scandal, was voted down by Swansea Labour. 

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Gowerton Residents Survey Results

Residents of Gowerton have their say on their key local issues in a survey done by local campaigner Matt Palmer. 
Residents report having three priorities for the village and have a clear message for Swansea Council.  

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A green plan must involved protecting green spaces

Green bus shelters will not compensate for loss of valuable parkland

The Sketty Liberal Democrat team has called Labour claims that 'green’ bus shelters will improve air quality and protect the environment as a poor compensation for the potential loss of valuable parkland to development.

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Olchfa School Playing Fields


You may be aware from recent publicity and letters from the agent that Westacres are proposing a housing development on the site of the Olchfa school playing fields, which the Labour-led Council has sold off.

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