Uplands Living Streets is a volunteer-run local group, campaigning and collaborating for a greener, cleaner, happier & more walkable Uplands & Brynmill (Swansea).  If you’ve got an idea to make Uplands better, or would like to get involved in any of our featured projects, get in touch!

We’ve Done It! Crowdfunding Goal Reached!

We’ve Done It! Crowdfunding Goal Reached!

AMAZING NEWS!  Uplands Living Streets can now announce that we have reached our crowdfunding target for the Onwards & Uplands campaign! Swansea Council's match funding of just over £3,000 came in, taking us over our crowdfunding target!!  That's on top of £1000...

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Active Travel Meeting for Schools & Families

Active Travel Meeting for Schools & Families

We are keen to see how we can encourage people of all ages to walk more because we know that walking not only helps to improve peoples’ mental and physical health and sense of wellbeing, it also makes for friendlier and less polluted neighbourhoods.  We would love to...

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Walk with us!

Walk with us!

Did you know that May is National Walking Month? So what better time for me to relaunch my Wellbeing Walks from Swansea Wellbeing Centre. https://www.wellbeingswansea.co.uk/ The idea is to explore the many green spaces in Uplands, Brynmill and Mount Pleasant, admiring...

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Can you help with our digital marketing?

We are looking for a volunteer Digital Marketing Assistant to join our project team, to contribute a few hours a week to support local promotion, social media communications and online mapping for our project to make Uplands greener, cleaner, more friendly and more...

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Community Crowdfunding

Community Crowdfunding

Uplands Living Streets is pleased to announce the launch of our community crowdfunding campaign with Crowdfund Swansea, for a project bringing people together for a greener, happier, more friendly and more walkable Uplands! Over the last few months, we've been...

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How to live longer….

In Uplands last week I met three people I hadn’t seen in ages. It was great to chat (albeit at a distance), and afterwards I got that warm feeling of being anchored in my community. It reminded me of a well-known research study, undertaken in the U.S. some years ago where academics were trying to find out why residents of a small town in America were unusually long-lived. 

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Community Growing Meeting

Community Growing Meeting

With the current lockdown stretching everyone's patience, Uplands living Streets is keen to bring together local people who are interested in growing more in their gardens in 2021, or getting involved with community garden and green spaces projects across Uplands...

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Notes from our January Meeting

Thanks to Jane and Brigid for compiling these very comprehensive notes of our January Meeting which took place on Saturday 9th Jan 2021 via Zoom.  We were pleased to have Matt Bowyer from the council's Highways department joining us to answer questions, as well as...

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Community Newsletter Issue 1

Community Newsletter Issue 1

Don't miss our community newsletter, keeping everyone up to date on all our activities and ideas!  Please share this with your networks and contact us if you would like to get involved!  You can also email us about anything you think we could include in future issues,...

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Update on the Slow Ways

Although not part of Living Streets, Slow Ways will be of interest to walkers and those interested in the benefits it can bring to us all.

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Latest news update from Living Streets

Hope you are all keeping well as different parts of the country move into tier 2 and 3 lockdowns. We will be issuing guidance next week outlining how these new restrictions will affect Group activities. In the meantime, please find below another weekly update –...

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Talking to Local People at Uplands Market

Talking to Local People at Uplands Market

We hired at stall at Uplands Market to talk to local people about their ideas for improving walkability, cycling and green spaces in Uplands & Brynmill.  Over 50 people joined our mailing list and expressed support for our project, and it was great to hear ideas...

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Let’s Walk: Walking for Health, and for Fun

Starting Tuesday 15 September Tuesday, 9.15-10.30. Let’s Walk: Walking for Health, and for Fun is a weekly group walk starting from the Swansea Wellbeing Centre (on the corner of Walter Road and Burman Street, SA1 5PQ) and exploring the local green spaces. Each week...

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Uplands Living Streets Meeting – 05/09/2020

Notes from the meeting held on Saturday 5th September 2020 Present: Dawn Lyle, Jane Tonks, John Sayce, Hedley Austin, Laura Reynolds, Mark Robinson, Mary Sherwood, Nick Davies, Brigid Haines. Apologies: Nick Guy, Deryl Dix, Rob Humphreys, Jenny Wyatt Everyone...

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Act now for safer crossings – Help make #walkingnumber1

Please take some time to read about this campaign by Living Streets to amend the Highway Code so that pedestrians are given priority. These amendments could help to make our roads and zebra crossings safer for us all! Everyone should be able to cross the road safely....

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Shoppers and How They Travel

A study conducted by Sustrans in Bristol investigated how customers travel to two important shopping zones on the city's VIVALDI project bus routes.  The study found that "retailers overestimated the importance of car-borne trade by almost 100%; theyestimated that 41%...

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Thoughts on Crossing the Road

Thoughts on Crossing the Road

Strolling through Uplands getting my shopping today, I witnessed an older woman with a walking frame attempting to cross the road at the pelican crossing opposite Sainsbury’s. She moved with determination and some effort, but halfway across, the green person ‘timed...

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Meeting with Friends of Cwmdonkin Park: Green Routes

As acting chair of Cwmdonkin Park and longstanding Uplands resident, I met with John Sayce of Uplands Living Streets, and Rob Humphreys, another longstanding Uplands resident, in a socially distanced meeting in Cwmdonkin Park on Wednesday 29 July. It was good to see...

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Social Distancing and Uplands: What could be improved?

I hadn’t really taken it on board until the pandemic and social distancing hit us. Living in the Lons at the top of Glanmor Rd., I often came down to the Uplands to do some shopping or meet friends. I’d cross Sketty Rd by the hairdressers and walk on the pavement down...

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Living Streets Group Launched in Uplands!

Living Streets Group Launched in Uplands!

Thanks to everyone who came along to the first meeting of the new Living Streets local group for Uplands & Brynmill.  We had a really positive discussion about what the key issues are for Uplands, including air quality, safe walking to school, supporting local...

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