We have listened

24 JAN 2014

‘We have listened’: Swansea’s ruling Labour group alters proposals on care homes, parking charges and school crossing patrols

From: South Wales Evening Post; Saturday January 24, 2014

CITY leaders in Swansea insist they have listened to the public after rowing back on a number of controversial budget proposals.

From care homes to car parking, libraries to lollipop men and women, Swansea’s Labour administration has gone back to the drawing board.

And it said this was ample proof that its public consultation on the budget proposals, which ended on Wednesday, was no sham.

“People accused us about not being serious about the consultation,” said councillor Rob Stewart, cabinet member for finance.

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“But this demonstrates that we are serious, and that we do listen and change our position.

”The Labour administration will publish its revised budget proposals shortly.

They will be debated by full council at an earlier than planned meeting on February 11.

Mr Stewart said the revised proposals were:

– A commitment not to close any residential care homes before April 2015.

– Giving Pennard library campaigners a further eight months to look at different ways of funding the service, plus a commitment to review library services throughout Swansea to match provision better with demand.
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Bishopston Primary School Parent Newsletter Issue 8 January 2014

08 JAN 2014
Bishopston  Primary School:  Parent Newsletter Issue No. 11: 8th January 2014
In this week’s newsletter:
Welcome Back;  Safety Reminders;  School Dinner Price Increase;  Illness – 48 hours return;  Attendance;  Clerk to Governors;  Kitchen Hygiene;  Meeting re. proposed closure of Pennard Library

Pennard Library

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Below is a message I’ve been asked to pass on to you:
Proposed closure of Pennard Library and Mobile Library Services.  There is a public meeting on Monday 13th January at 7pm in Pennard Golf Club.  This is to be attended By Nick Bradley, the Cabinet Member for Regeneration and senior council officers.  This is the public’s opportunity to ask questions and make your views known to them.”