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posted on 21 Jun 2017

Hi there! I'm Susan Rodaway, the newest member of the VocalEyes team. I'm really excited to have been appointed as the Community Organising Team Leader. This position has been created to support the Swansea Local Action Groups for the Rural Development Partnership to become more representative of the community, provide evidence of community needs, facilitate project development, and assist communities to turn ideas into action. So what does that mean in terms of my role and what I hope to achieve? I will be working with eight different rural communities across Swansea: Gower, Mawr, Pontardulais,Bishopston, Pennard, Fairwood, Llangyfelach and Penclawdd. I'll be recruiting, training and supporting a Community Organising Team (COT) in each ward. Each team will be made up of volunteers from the community with a passion for improving the place they live in and a drive to make positive change. What will the Community Organising Teams be doing? The COTs will help local people to debate and rate existing ideas for the ward and make suggestions of their own. This engagement is primarily online but where appropriate, face-to-face and larger meetings will also take place. As more people engage with the process (and the more the better!), the most popular ideas will float to the top; then it gets really interesting! The ideas with the most support will be progressed into action with the assistance of the COTs. They will arrange projects for local people to pledge their support to online, and at meetings. Where required, they will present results to groups or individuals for extra support to ensure the ideas become reality. The outcome of this process will be better connected communities, able to work together to improve their lives for themselves and ultimately more facilities and activities for the ward. I'm really pleased and proud to be a part of this project and I'm looking forward to helping people make a positive change. Keep checking in for progress updates - the journey starts in Pennard! If the idea of Community Organising appeals to you and you’d like to explore it further, drop us an email to community-organising@vocaleyes.org
Create a working group to establish a Purchasing Power group in Swansea. This idea has been highly rated in ideas section. http://vocaleyes.org/vocaleyes/idea/view/id/6302/grp/372

posted on 22 Mar 2017

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Purchasing Power working group volunteers
People who are willing to dedicate some of their time to working up the Purchasing Power Group idea
This resource has 2 of 4 volunteers and is 50% complete.
Centralised website for local events
In order to better keep track of local events around Swansea, the council should offer a central list of events from local businesses. This saves swapping between many websites of different places and will make finding something to do a lot simpler!

posted on 21 Mar 2017

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Modernising booking process for small businesses in Swansea area
Booking something online is a lot easier as phoning up the place and speaking to someone to book in, you can do it whenever you want and it's more convenient for both business owners and customers. But in Swansea rarely anyone does online bookings, it'll be nice to do something about that.

posted on 21 Mar 2017

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Clean up the areas of Llansamlet Trallwn Birchgrove Bonymean o
Clean up of All knotweed in the areas I mentioned above behind the Range and Lidl on Carmel Road have pavements both sides bring the bus stop back in to action where weeds are coving it and sounding it.Bethel Road near the chapel where a sterm runs clear the knotweed replace the rusting fence and clear the area of litter and put a new fence up by the railway tracks.Clear the weeds between Primrose park and the railway on Frederick Place and clear the weeds around Fredrick Place Surgery and Train Station both sides of the tracks.Clear the weeds on Trallwn Road where the four seasons use to be.Replaced then broken Wall and fencing outside Trallwn Shops and tarmac due to potholes on the road pavement and pathway by the shops.and replace the worn out bus stop by Trallwn Shops both sides across Trallwn Road Carmel Road and Frederick Place

posted on 16 Mar 2017

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Make car parking at High Street multistorey car park free to encourage train use
Swansea lacks any form of an integrated transport system so by making the High St car park free it will encourage train use

posted on 16 Feb 2017

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Create an all weather playing surface in Mumbles
Update the tennis courts in Oystermouth. Change to multi use to include basketball and volleyball courts.

posted on 12 Feb 2017

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Hotels' image.
Please could the owners of the hotels on the front between the civic centre and the slip be encouraged to improve the exterior of their establishments? At the present time they look shabby and 'down at heel' and give a poor impression of the Bay as visitors approach it.

posted on 8 Feb 2017

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