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  • Writer's pictureFranck Banza

A More Perfect Gower



Gower, my beloved home, is a place of breathtaking beauty, a treasure trove of natural wonders, and a community that has welcomed me with open arms. However, beneath the scenic landscapes and charming villages, there lies a pressing concern that has touched my life personally - the state of our transportation and infrastructure.

Let me take you back to a time when my family and I didn't have a car. Relying solely on public transportation, our daily lives were marked by challenges that many in our community still face today.


Connecting Our Communities


Navigating Gower without a personal vehicle was a formidable task. Simple trips to the grocery store became logistical nightmares, and family outings were planned with military precision to ensure we could access public transport. The local beaches, the very jewels of Gower, felt distant and inaccessible. When our children needed medical attention, the ordeal of arranging transportation added stress to an already anxious situation. And during inclement weather, the cost of taxis was a heavy burden on our finances.

For many in our constituency, job opportunities hang tantalizingly out of reach. The lack of a reliable and efficient public transport network means that individuals who can't drive often face insurmountable obstacles in reaching their workplaces. This not only limits their employment options but also perpetuates a cycle of missed opportunities.


Our Children's Dreams, Our Future


I vividly remember how I felt like I was failing my children. As a parent, there's a profound desire to show your children the beauty of their surroundings and the possibilities the world holds. Yet, many families in Gower share my frustration because the inadequate public transport system robs them of these experiences.

There are children growing up in Gorseinon, Llangyfelach, Penyrheol, and Cockett who have never set foot on the shores of Mumbles or marveled at the natural wonder of Rhossili Bay. Their parents' inability to access these places due to poor public transport connections is a tragedy. Our children deserve more.


A Vision of Connection


My campaign is founded on the idea of connecting Gower - not just physically but emotionally and economically. A comprehensive and efficient public transport system isn't just about convenience; it's about opening doors, creating opportunities, and knitting our communities together.

Imagine a Gower where families can effortlessly explore our stunning beaches, where individuals have the freedom to pursue their dream jobs, and where everyone, regardless of their ability to drive, can access vital services and enjoy the richness of our region. This is the Gower I envision - a more perfect Gower.

We have the resources, the talent, and the spirit to transform our transportation infrastructure. Together, we can break down the barriers that hold us back, and in doing so, unleash the true potential of our remarkable constituency.


Let's start the conversation, because only by acknowledging our challenges and working together we can build a Gower that truly connects, progresses, and thrives. Join me in this journey towards a more perfect Gower.


Together, we can make it happen.


Franck,


Your advocate for a brighter Gower.

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