Walkers say weekly stroll is changing lives for the better

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Walkers say weekly stroll is changing lives for the better
It is just one of lots of free or subsidised activities available for older people looking to get out of the house, be active and socialise during 2023 thanks to Swansea Council's partnership and involvement team.They also include discounted cinema screenings, ten-pin bowling, one-off day trips and a newly launched Ageing Well Choir.People can sign-up

New funding round launched to help communities thrive

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New funding round launched to help communities thrive
The opportunity is part of Crowdfund Swansea, a scheme that helps deliver innovative community-led ideas to improve the city.Crowdfund Swansea is run by the council with the UK's leading civic crowdfunding platform Spacehive. It aims to fund and deliver exciting and innovative ideas from the local community and for the local community.Eligible projects could receive

Free emergency first aid course for Powys motorcyclists

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Free emergency first aid course for Powys motorcyclists
31 January 2023 Biker Down! Cymru is a free emergency first aid course for motorcyclists wishing to enhance their knowledge and broaden their experience in dealing with incidents or collisions that may require first aid at the roadside.The course includes topics such as:initial on scene managementfirst aid for motorcycliststhe science of being seenThe course is

Marine construction specialist appointed for Mumbles sea defence work

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Marine construction specialist appointed for Mumbles sea defence work
The work, to help protect the community's homes, businesses and people from rising sea levels for decades to come, will take around 18 months.It also aims to improve Mumbles as a destination, with new lighting, litter bins, seating and better links to Mumbles Road.A range of actions will be taken to limit the scheme's disruption

Free social media tips for Swansea businesses

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Free social media tips for Swansea businesses
Organised by Swansea Council, the expert-led event is taking place online at 10am on Thursday February 2.Focusing on how best to schedule social media posts, the session will be led by Rebecca Wade from Purple Dog - a digital marketing company based in South West Wales.It's the latest of the free power hour events run

Make recycling your new New Year’s resolution

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Make recycling your new New Year’s resolution
30 January 2023 Healthy eating, keeping fit, reading more books... whatever you are tackling this January, we are asking you to also add 'recycling' to your list of New Year's resolutions.Research suggests that nearly all of us will have abandoned our original New Year's resolutions by now, so we would like you to consider adopting

Stop the Welsh Government imposing 20 mph speed restrictions

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The Welsh Government has plans to change every 30mph road in Wales to 20mph and we here in Buckley are one of 8 unluckytowns...

Police and Crime Panel supports proposed 2023/24 precept

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Police and Crime Panel supports proposed 2023/24 precept
Members of the Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Panel have supported the Commissioner’s proposed precept increase of 7.75%. During the panel’s first meeting in 2023, held on Friday January 27, members discussed the precept and scrutinised Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn’s budget plans for the coming year. The panel is made up of members

Swansea marks Holocaust Memorial Day

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Swansea marks Holocaust Memorial Day
Pupils from Ysgol Bryn Tawe, Bishop Gore, Pentrehafod, Gowerton, Olchfa and Penllergaer Primary School (pictured) took part in the commemoration of those who have lost their lives in acts of genocide.The theme for this year was Ordinary People - reflecting on how ordinary people were perpetrators, bystanders, rescuers, witnesses and victims of the Nazi Holocaust in

New office development build reaches street level

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New office development build reaches street level
Developed by Swansea Council, initial building work for two basement floors of the 71/72 Kingsway scheme has been completed, paving the way for construction of three more storeys at street level and above.Bouygues UK are main contractors for the project, which is taking shape at the site where a number of nightclubs were once located.

Police and Crime Panel supports proposed 2023/24 precept

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Police and Crime Panel supports proposed 2023/24 precept
27 January 2023 Members of the Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Panel have supported the Commissioner's proposed precept increase of 7.75%.During the panel's first meeting in 2023, held on Friday January 27, members discussed the precept and scrutinised Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn's budget plans for the coming year.The panel is made up of

Powys Public Service Board Well-being Plan Consultation Launched

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Powys Public Service Board Well-being Plan Consultation Launched
27 January 2023 A consultation on the new Powys Well-being Plan is launched today (Friday 27 January) and runs until midnight on 19 April.The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, requires all Public Service Boards (PSBs) across Wales to prepare a local Well-being plan setting out plans to improve the social, economic, environmental, and