Nominations for this years Parliamentary Pub of the Year competition are now open.
Gower has a fantastic range of pubs and breweries so I am asking constituents to nominate their favourite Gower pub. The winner of the Gower nomination will then be chosen in an online vote.
All constituents need to do is submit the name of their favourite pub and why they think that institution is great at what they do.
This can include:
Give your favourite Gower pub the recognition it deserves!
Nominations close on 20th September 2018.
We now have just under two weeks for local businesses in Gower to enter the Best Small Shops Competition!
The Best Small Shops Competition celebrates the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in our local community.
Shopkeepers can nominate their businesses until Sunday 9th September via www.bestsmallshops.co.uk. A shortlist of 25 of the most impressive applications will be shortlisted by a panel made up of established representatives from the independent retail industry.
The judges will be looking for evidence of a small shops’ entrepreneurial spirit, ways that they have been innovative in their business and what they have done to have a lasting positive impact on their community.
The shortlisted small shops will be invited to a Parliamentary Reception on the 13th November 2018 to meet their Member of Parliament and find out who will be crowned the Best Small Shop for 2018.
Submit your entry at www.bestsmallshops.co.uk. by Sunday 9th September 2018.
Better public safety awareness of the dangers swimming off the Gower Coast are needed after an increase in emergency call-outs says Gower MP Tonia Antoniazzi.
After a string of recent rescue call outs by the RNLI and the Coastguard this summer, calls have been made to improve the public awareness around the dangers of swimming off the Gower Coast.
There has been a noticeable increase in holiday makers and visitors to Blue Pool since a “BBC Sesh” vlog profiling the bay was released, with the article itself being viewed by over 1.3 million people.
A nine-year-old boy and a woman were rescued on Sunday, after the boy had been swept away by strong currents at the Gower beauty spot.
Burry Port RNLI said they have made a number of rescues from Blue Pool Bay this year, which is "notorious" because of its deep water, strong current and heavy surf.
"This one was probably the worst we have had to attend," said Alun Wells of the RNLI.
Gower MP Tonia Antoniazzi said that more needs to be done to improve to safety provisions and public awareness can be made at higher risk locations such as Blue Pool Bay in Gower.
Member of Parliament for Gower, Tonia Antoniazzi said “We’ve had a number of constituents raise concerns and my office has been in touch with the Local Authority to see what can be done at the bay itself to improve safety.”
“We are lucky to have such a beautiful coastline on our doorstep and I want people to make the most of it and visit us but the risks are very real.”
“So grateful to the Coastguard, the RNLI, and the Loughor Inshore lifeboat for all their life-saving work off the Gower Coast.”
I can't believe it's been a year since I was elected as your MP for Gower. Thank you all for the help and support throughout the last 12 months. I've made a short video of some of the things that I've been up to in my first year as your MP. I hope the next 12 months are just as exciting.