Liberal Democrats lead calls against voter ID in Swansea

Liberal Democrats in Swansea stand against voter ID plans, as a notice of motion is put forward to Swansea council that shows the level of support against the UK government plans to make people show a form ID to vote in General Elections. 

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Holding the council to account for our communities

The Swansea Liberal Democrats Councillors report on the work they are doing for their communities in the council meeting. 

In the July meeting of Swansea Council issues, we raised included. 

  • When will the NEAT teams restart their work helping kept our communities tidy? 
  • What are the future plans to maintain shared user paths?
  • A question on the future of the civic centre.
  • Will the council be clear on the city deal.

READ MORE ABOUT THOSE ISSUES AND MORE HERE. 

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Clyne Valley Paths Latest Update: Tarmac Finish & Future Plans

CLYNE PATHS UPDATE.
In this update.....

WORK PROGRESS

As you will have seen, work has started to apply the tarmac finish. We have been told by the contractor that the work is likely to take up to 4 weeks to complete. 

THANKS

We want to thank you for the incredible support you have given to the campaign. 

CONSULTATION

The Council’s own Scrutiny Programme Committee undertook an investigation into how consultation on the project (and others including the Mayals Road and Sketty Park link schemes) was undertaken. Mike Day and others presented evidence to the Committee. 

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Following pressure from the petition, and our questions, the Council has commissioned an Ecologist for the scheme. 

SAFETY

Concerns over the safety of Shared Use Paths continue to be brought to us by worried users, whether pedestrians or cyclists, and a few near misses reported to us in recent weeks. 

FUTURE SCHEMES, Active Travel Network

As part of the Council’s development of the Active Travel Network, further schemes are being worked up, some of which impact the Sketty ward.

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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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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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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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