No Coalition of Losers after May 3rd

The former Leader of the Welsh Conservatives on Swansea Council, Councillor René Kinzett, has issued a challenge to the City's political parties ahead of next week's local elections.As voters go to the polls on Thursday, or are set to send back their postal ballots, Councillor Kinzett has repeated the phrase made popular in the aftermath of the 2010 General Election, that there should be no "coalition of the losers" running the Council after 3 May.

AM demands cash to spruce up Mumbles

Swansea Council should help improve the look of Mumbles, South Wales West AM Suzy Davies has said.Mrs Davies has backed traders in the seaside village who have called for a scrub and lick of paint for tired-looking parts of the seafront.The Conservative AM, who lives in Swansea, also felt the Welsh Government should shout about Swansea Bay from the rooftops.

Heavy-handed Council shoot themselves in the foot over bike trail

Recent actions by Swansea Council to decimate sections of the bike trails at Clyne Valley Country Park have been labelled as “heavy-handed and unnecessary” by Conservatives Craig Lawton and Dayne Powell.Mr Powell went on to say that “we are fighting for our green spaces so that they can be enjoyed by the community, not so that we can sit by and simply admire them. The excellent work carried out by the Clyne Riders should be commended, not destroyed; they have taken it upon themselves to better the area and it is a real shame that the council have not supported them in their efforts.” 

School safety a priority as Swansea Conservatives launch Sketty Contract

Suzy Davies, the Assembly Member for South Wales West, officially launched the Welsh Conservative’s “Sketty Contract” last week outside Sketty Primary School. In attendance along with the Assembly Member were Dan Boucher, Craig Lawton, Tony Lloyd, and Dayne Powell, four of the Welsh Conservative’s candidates for Sketty.Ms Davies, who is a member of the Assembly’s Children and Young People Committee, said that “The safety of our children has got to be a major priority, and that is particularly the case when they are travelling to and from school.” 

Conservative candidate outraged at “Rancid” Queen comments

Craig Lawton, the Conservative candidate for the Swansea ward of Sketty, was outraged at recent comments made by the Plaid Cymru Assembly Member Bethan Jenkins regarding Her Majesty the Queen’s planned visit to Margam Park.Ms Jenkins posted an article on the social networking website Facebook about the Queen’s visit as part of the Jubilee celebrations later this year and negatively stated that such a “pro Royal bias” was “disheartening.” 

Emmanuel Developments - Conservatives Campaigning against Proposed Properties

The former Emmanuel School playing fields site, situated off Derwen Fawr Road, has been earmarked for the construction of 65 new homes. This has been met with widespread opposition from residents. The Emmanuel School site has already had 29 homes built on it by Taylor Wimpey, however the majority of these remain unsold. Furthermore, with Derwen Fawr Road becoming a bottle-neck at this location the flow of traffic is already disrupted.

Helping Businesses Thrive

From April this year small business, which had previously been below the threshold for Business Rates, will be required to pay them. This will significantly increase the outgoings on many of Swansea and in particular Sketty, based shops.

Putting the Breaks on Speeding

At present the only measures in place are a number of electronic signs to signal the speed that motorists are travelling at. This alone has had little affect in slowing motorists down; in fact they often have the opposite outcome as individuals attempt to see how fast they can travel.

School Parking Chaos

Road safety is an issue that should not be taken for granted, especially around schools. However, throughout Sketty we are still seeing signs that traffic needs to be managed in a better way.