Gowerton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cllr. Brian Edy

Gowerton Community Council

Plaid Ward Manager - Gowerton

[email protected]

 

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Dear Gowerton Resident,

 

From speaking to many of you across Gowerton I have been made aware of the issues that are important to many of you. Over the last few months, I have written a series of letters to the Chief Executive of Swansea Council to raise these issues. I include the letters and responses below:

 

February 2022

 

Dear Gowerton resident,

 

Further to my previous letter to the Chief Executive of Swansea Council last month regarding local issues you have raised, I summarise below the response to your questions:

 

QUESTION

ANSWER

Will Swansea Council commit to reviewing the Local Development Plan (LDP) 2010-2025 for the Gowerton area to ensure that the impact of proposed housing developments is assessed in relation to the provision and use of public services (education and health), road safety, and air quality?

Not in the near term. The Swansea LDP was adopted in February 2019 and will next be reviewed on or before February 2023. The review will consider key issues of housing provision; public services; road safety; and air quality.

 

 

There has been a delay in completing local cycle routes – please provide an update.

Work will recommence to complete the traffic-free walking and cycling link between Fairwood Terrace and the railway station in February with completion scheduled for the end of April. 

Potential for flooding in Mount / Shaw Streets.

 

Highways department considering improvements to the drainage channel situated on the side of Mount Street in order to help to alleviate the flooding issues. No timescale was given.

Will Swansea Council commit to publishing a timed plan to address the issue of road repairs in Gowerton?

 

The Council does not produce individual programs of work by ward. The priority for road repairs depends on residents reporting issues about the condition of a specific road to [email protected].

 

Speeding in Gowerton along  Bryn-y-mor Road, Cecil Road, Park Road, and the B4295 by-pass (especially in the vicinity of the Pedestrian crossing) and on Ffordd Beck (in the vicinity of the School crossing patrol).

 

 

 

The Council plan introducing measures designed to moderate vehicle speeds on Cecil Road, Park Road, Bryn y Mor Road, and Gorwydd Road, and a new section of footway along the B4295 to create better links between residential areas and the primary school. (No timescale provided).

No works are  proposed for Ffordd Beck, however, residents are encouraged to report concerns to: https://gosafe.org/contact-us/community-concern/

 

I am determined to demonstrate that the Council taxpayers in Gowerton are being let down by Swansea Council.  Following more discussions with local residents, I will be writing again to the Council with further concerns.  I will keep you informed.

 

 Cllr. Brian Edy

Gowerton CC

Ward Campaign Manager Tregwyr

 

 

January 2022

 

 

 

October 2021

 

 

 

 

Dear Gowerton resident,

I summarise below the response to questions raised with the Chief Executive of Swansea Council regarding local issues you have raised:

QUESTION

ANSWER

Will the Council provide more infrastructure where there are new local housing developments in Gowerton?

No plans to improve infrastructure.

There has been a delay in completing local cycle routes.

Admit the delay but hope to complete missing links soon.

Potential for flooding in Mount / Shaw Streets.

No promises, passed on to ‘drainage’ team.

How much money has been spent in Gowerton on repairs to homes?

Not yet complete, but £2·3m spent.  If your home has not been improved, please let me know.

Will the Council extend its subsidy for school meal prices?

No reduction in price but kept the option to increase prices next year. Thanks to pressure from Plaid Cymru, a deal has been forged with  the Labour Government in Wales which will ensure that all primary school pupils will receive free school meals.

 

I am determined to demonstrate that the Council taxpayers in Gowerton are being let down by Swansea Council.  Following more discussions with local residents, I will be writing again to the Council with further concerns.  I will keep you informed.

 


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