Public meetings and protests against second site for travellers in Swansea
A SERIES of public meetings and protests will be held over the next seven days against a proposed second site for travellers in Swansea.
Swansea Council is looking at providing further accomm- odation for Gypsies and Travellers as Swansea has only one legal site, which is full.
A three-month consultation is now under way to obtain the views of people living in the area on work carried out so far in the search for the most appropriate location for the site.
Thousands of leaflets were distributed in Gorseinon at the weekend to publicise a public meeting which was due to be held last night in the Llwchwr Working Men's Club to discuss two potential sites for travellers in the area at Heol y Mynydd and a cemetery site.
Organiser Beverly Howard said: "We are going to do what we feel is right.
"It is our town, we live in it and I think people want something done."
A meeting of Grovesend Community Council is also due to take place tonight at the Grovesend Miners Welfare Club on Plas Road in Grovesend to formalise a response to Swansea Council on the two potential sites in Gorseinon.
A similar meeting of Gors- einon Town Council will be held with the same aim at the Gorseinon Institute tomorrow.
On Saturday at 10am campaigners fighting against a potential site at a former greyhound track in Fforestfach will gather to have their voices heard.
And, on Tuesday next week at 7pm, another public meeting will be held in the Brighton Road Club in Gorseinon to gauge public opinion over the two proposed sites in the town.
Swansea Council has launched a dedicated website for people to register their views.
Hard copies of all the online information are also available at libraries for viewing, along with hard copies of the comment forms.