Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wake up Wales

Poverty is on the increase in Wales amongst children, working age adults and pensioners, despite attempts to reduce it over decades, according to the Bevan Foundation think-tank.
If you walk through the estate - home to 2,200 people - very little has changed on the surface from how it looked decades ago. The "sterile" urban landscape, the lack of trees on the little green space the estate has, are all features; horizons are limited, physically and emotionally.
Lansbury was named after a Labour leader of the Depression era when it was built in the 1960s and Attlee Court in the middle is among reminders of other figures from the party's failed past.
More than half the pupils at the local primary school, St James, qualify for free school meals.

Swansea branch 
Meets 2nd Monday 7.30pm
Next meeting Monday, 8th May
Unitarian Church, High Street, SA1 1NZ
Contact: Geoffrey Williams, 19 Baptist Well Street,
Waun Wen, SA1 6FB
Tel: 01792 643624
Cardiff and District
Contact: Richard Botterill, 21 Pen-Y-Bryn Road,
Gabalfa, CF14 3LG
Tel: 02920 615826

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