Big blow for Gorseinon as hundreds of jobs at risk

Such heartbreaking news for those who connected with the plant in Gorseinon, where hundreds of jobs at risk as Toyoda Gosei plans to close car parts plant.
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Chloe Hutchinson: Putting Recovery First in Swansea West

Chloe is committed to getting Wales back on its feet, supporting our health service, building our economy, and protecting our environment.

Chloe will work and fight for a better future for our communities. She will campaign to tackle the climate crisis, improving air quality, public transport, and access to green spaces, campaign for better youth services, and work to make sure that our schools, colleges, universities, and lifelong learning opportunities are supported, allowing everyone to get on in life.

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Sam Bennett: Putting Recovery First in Swansea East

Sam aims to follow in the footsteps of former Senedd Member Peter Black, championing quality housing and helping to get our communities back on their feet after COVID.

This means supporting the health services we have all been so grateful for this year, promoting economic growth to create jobs and putting the environment at the heart of everything we do.

Our communities deserve a representative in the Welsh Parliament who will work with our communities, listen to them and be their voice.

Sam will also fight to end the national cladding scandal that has cast a shadow over so many lives in recent years.

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Labour's Council Tax Whammy

As costs of big projects stack up a further 3% rise planned after Labour reject Lib Dem amendment.

An almost 50% rise in Council Tax since 2012 under Labour is simply unacceptable. That’s an extra £566 on a band B property in a year!

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Great News on the Vaccine Roll Out

Swansea West Candidate Chloe Hutchinson: The Vaccine Rollout.

The vaccine roll-out has been a national success story, and more than 120,000 people in the Swansea Bay UHB area have received their first jab. There are two main vaccines that have been given so far (Pfizer/ BioNTech and Oxford/ AstraZeneca).

Research shows that they are both highly effective at preventing serious Coronavirus, and we would urge everyone eligible to get vaccinated.

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Slipway: Labour Still Not Listening

The Labour Council have recently confirmed plans to build on the Slipway, refusing to listen to residents.

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Action needed on Anti-Social Behaviour

Residents left concerned and in fear following Prom Scenes.

As the weather has improved and we all welcome the slow lifting of lockdown restrictions, anti-social behaviour is on the rise and some scenes have left residents concerned.

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Important notice about EU settlement scheme

Government rules mean that EU and EFTA citizens living in the UK must apply for settled or pre-settled status by 30th June.

There is concern that some people who will be affected by this change may not be aware that they need to apply.  In particular, information on the relevant government website ( indicates that the following people need to apply:

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Clyne Valley Paths: Work to Start Despite Residents Concerns



Councillors Cheryl Philpott, Jeff Jones, Mary Jones & Mike Day were informed on 4 March that the work is to begin on creating the Olchfa Link Shared Use Path (SUP) in Clyne Valley. Work will start in Olchfa Lane & letters have been sent to residents living there. Cllr. Mike Day said, ‘I am sorry that the Council are proceeding with the scheme when there still remain a number of concerns about safety and environmental issues. Officers have said that changes have been made but we are yet to see what they are.’

Cllr. Cheryl Philpott added, ‘If proper communication had been undertaken in the first place, a lot of time, effort and anxiety would have been avoided. We want to see the Valley being accessed by more people but also protected for future generations.’

We will keep you informed as we receive communication about future developments.

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Swansea Lib Dem/Independent Opposition to press for lower council tax increase

The Liberal Democrats/Independent opposition on Swansea Council are to press for a much lower council tax increase at Thursday's council meeting, in recognition of the financial hardship many local people are suffering during the pandemic.
They believe that the proposed 3.99% increase in people's bills next year, at a time when the council has received a big cash boost from the Welsh Government, is putting an unfair burden on taxpayers. Instead they are proposing to cut the increase in half, using money from the capital equilisation reserve to make up the difference in funding.
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