Gower Gateway

Your Gateway to The Wonderful Gower Peninsula in South Wales UK

The place to find all of the information you need about Gower. If you're a visitor we hope to make your stay a truly memorable experience.

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Dozens of scenic coastal shots - and a few surprises too

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Jobs on Gower?

This is most definitely NOT primarily a jobs site ... However, there are a few people here who employ staff for the season (some more permanently) and if you are either looking for staff OR seeking a job, feel free to enter your needs on THE FORUM.

We will keep on eye on it and try to match people where that's possible.

JW

 

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Check the Tide Times and the waves at GowerLive  - lots of other info too!

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Welcome to The Gower Gateway ... If you don't yet know this part of the world, or you've been here and just want to reminisce, or you live here and want to wallow in the beauty ... scroll down, click the video below for a short view of Gower Glories!

NEWS ... and some other stuff too ....

SPECTRUM INTERNET IS BRINGING BETTER BROADBAND TO GOWER 

This is the map illustrating the improved coverage:

NB. Note the local numbers mentioned above that could benefit 390, 391 or 392.

I've attached a PDF file which gives a whole wadge of info about this.

GBCG%20Announcement2%20Email%20Text%20June%202012.pdf

It will open in a new browser widow.

If you wish to make contact with one of the Administrators of the scheme this is who you should be speaking with:

caroline@gowerbroadband.com

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Speak up for puppies in Wales

Puppy in a breeding establishment kennel

The Welsh Government has released a consultation on a new law for puppy breeding in Wales, but there are some problems with their proposals. We are worried about things like how much time puppies and dogs should have around people, the numbers of litters a dog should have, how microchipping is used and how the new law will be enforced.

We ALL need to tell the Welsh Government what they need to change in the new law to give puppies and dogs a fair deal.

Please take a moment to send the Welsh Government a response to their consultation below. You can also take a look at the consultation documents or the full RSPCA response (PDF 278KB).

Puppies can’t speak for themselves, so make sure you speak up for them instead! PLEASE HELP! 

Send your response by clicking here and completing the form. 

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SAD NEWS OF THE PASSING OF A GOWER MAN

There were few — perhaps none — who knew as much about Swansea and Gower as amateur historian and archeologist Bernard Morris.  

Mr Morris was appointed MBE for services to the Gower Society and conservation in South Wales and was also made an honorary fellow of the University of Wales.

Earlier this year he was honoured by the Gower Society for 60 years services as a Committee member.  

He was editor of the Gower Society's Journal for more than 30 years and was heavily involved in the Royal Institution of South Wales. Gower Society chairman Malcolm Ridge said: "He was a tremendous man, very learned and modest."

Mr Bernard Morris died recently, following a short illness, aged 79. 

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IT HAS ARRIVED!  : NEW GROUP FOR PUPPY OWNERS

The lovely nurses at Gower Veterinary Surgery are working their sox off to deliver the best of advice to you in the care and training of puppies.

Everyone wants a sociable dog!

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Take a look at The Wikipedia Entry for Gower- very informative!

Within the excellent e-magazine  GOWER NEWS  published by Ian Ambrose of Pennard you will find an article which is of enormous importance to all who are keen to 'Protect Gower for all its worth':  it talks about the 'Save Clyne Valley' project.  

Large swathes of land are being redefined by Swansea Council as residential zones.  Woodland and open spaces which have hitherto been for the enjoyment of local people and their young families, are now under threat of development.  

Thanks to Ian for bringing this to the attention of a much wider audience, and taking a proactive approach in urging people to 'Have Their Say'.

If you want to object to this action, take the steps outlined in the 'Save Clyne Valley' Project website.

~ 10th September 2011

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OYSTERMOUTH CASTLE RENEWAL PROJECT:

Huge monies have been spent on the conservation programme for Oystermouth Castle in Mumbles and now it's reopened: the programme of summer events included some open-air performances.   We went along to capture the mood of the big band performance of "Miller By Moonlight", an evening of Glenn Miller favourites.   Here's my shakey video footage - I hope you'll find it entertaining!  [Apologies about the quality of the filming, it was on an iPhone and I tried to lighten it up in places but c'est la vie!]

I hope you like it and you'll click through to my YouTube Channel to give it the thumbs up!

This is Steve Watkins paragliding off the hill at Rhossili - apparently the group spent 4 or 5 hours in the air, as it was such a great day for paragliding.  ** Do check weather conditions if you plan to come down for paragliding, oh! and the other piece of advice is never paraglide alone.  We've had people crash land while flying on their own and if it wasn't for The Bay Bistro at Rhossili spotting that they had crashed, the Sea King helicopter wouldn't have rescued them - the flyer survived but spent 18 months in a back-brace!

 

 

One question I have for Steve is: "If you were 20-25 flyers up there on that occasion, how the heck did you all manage to keep out of each others way?"

Not to worry if you didn't get time to pop over to Pennard to watch the Carnival Parade, we did and here are the highlights for you to see:

The sun shone for the journey from the village green, outside of Maddock's Tearooms, to the school playing fields, thank heavens!

You'll see from the happy smiling faces, that everyone, young and old, were having a great time!  Don't miss next year's Parade.

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Here's Mikes photo montage of Gower landmarks

and beauty spots, prepare to be wowed! ........... Gower Glories!

 

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    Swansea Bay Events

    A quick click here will take you to visitswanseabay.com

    Events

    Part of the eco-sphere of @mikejulietbravo and @ladybizbiz ...

    Other sites worth a look?

    mikejulietbravo on NING (lots of local photos)

    briercliffe.com on NING (business and stuff ...)

    Peninsular Business Services (SME biz support)

    Virtual Assistants in Wales (partner business of Peninsular) providing local people with social media training, business admin support and Internet Safety help/advice.

    Useful CNXNS

    News Links:

    Daily and Updated National & International News in
    MJBTimes

    Gower Shutterbugs BiAnnual Photography Competition Summer 2012 - get out there snapping!  Details here shortly for subject category.


    Local News and Views in:
    The "Swansea & Gower Times"
    The "Gower News" Site
    The "Welcome To Gower" Site

    Link to our 'cousins' across the pond:
    Americymru

    Follow the team on Twitter:
    @Gowertwit
    @mikejulietbravo
    @Ladybizbiz
    @swanseajazzland

    All of these are related twitter IDs for the people who run this site.


    Other useful links:

     

    HOLIDAY ACCOMM: 

    Patricks With Rooms | in the heart of Mumbles - top class service and beautifully designed rooms

    OldWalls Gower |  Luxury Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering Cottages. Leisure activities and gorgeous wedding marquee.

    Gower Holiday | Selina Taylors Directory of holiday B&B etc.

    Blas Gwyr | Luxurious TouristBoard5* accommodation close to Hillend Beach, Llangennith

     
    National Trust

    Gower Society Walks

    Check the Tide Times at GowerLive

    Local Photographers - their websites
    Ambience Fine Arts (Emma L Jones)
    Mark Button Photography
    Dan Santillo Photography

     

    Restaurants

    Maes Yr Haf, Parkmill 

    Patricks, Mumbles 

    Maddocks Tea Rooms, Pennard

    The Thai Elephant, SA1 Quarter 

    The Dragon Brasserie, City Centre 

    The Britannia Inn,  Llanmadog 

    La Braseria, Wind Street  for a great steak

    Forum

    'Tourism does nothing for Swansea City Council' 1 Reply

    I had a meeting this week down at Caswell Bay with some councillors and other parties concerned with trying to tidy the area up as it has been left for so long.I pointed out the great work CCS tourism team had been doing alongside Visit Wales who's…Continue

    Tags: tidy, mumbles, support, caswell, bay

    Started by SurfGSD - Gower Surf School in Sample Title. Last reply by Rhianne M Griffiths May 2, 2012.

    What are your favourite eateries in Swansea and Gower? And Why? 3 Replies

    Our favourites are:Patricks Mumbles for sheer class food. @PatricksMumbles .... Bay Bistro at Rhossili (gluten-free options) - because our friends run it, food is good and the views are awesome - @baybistro .... La Parilla in SA1 - fish is fantastic…Continue

    Started by Mike Briercliffe in Sample Title. Last reply by Rhianne M Griffiths Apr 15, 2012.

    Mumbles Pier Development

    It appears that the developers of the Mumbles Pier Re-development Scheme are a step closer to their plan, despite the…Continue

    Tags: tourist, attraction, renovation, development, Pier

    Started by Rhianne M Griffiths in Sample Title Aug 8, 2011.

    Swansea & District Pony Club

      SWANSEA & DISTRICT PONY CLUB EVENTS & TRAINING…Continue

    Tags: jumping, your, showing, Pennard, Swansea

    Started by Rhianne M Griffiths in Sample Title Jul 29, 2011.

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