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The Maritime Quarter Residents’ Association addresses the issues relating to the conditions and amenities in the Swansea Marina area. It aims to connect with and to support and provide a voice for residents in our community. It was formed in 2008, with the backing of Swansea Marina residents and Local Councillors. Read More

Swansea Jazz Festival 2018

A date for your diary – The Jazz Festival is returning to Swansea and will run from the 14th to the 17th June 2018. Further details are available at the website Guest LineUp Laurence Cottle Big Band Pete Long’s Bennie Goodman Big Band Derek Nash / Noel McCalla Read More

Gigi Gao’s Chinese Restaurant Best in Wales

A Chinese restaurant in the Maritime Quarter of Swansea has been named the best in Wales. Two eateries from Swansea , and one from Cardiff , were shortlisted for the title at the inaugural Golden Chopsticks Awards 2018, which were established to celebrate the best Asian food in the Read More


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU regulation aimed at helping to strengthen data protection for EU citizens and residents both within the EU and the wider world. The GDPR replaces the data protection directive from 1995. It was adopted on 27th April 2016 and comes Read More

MQRA Coffee Morning – 16th May

Maritime Quarter Residents’ Association (MQRA) Coffee Morning Our Next Coffee Morning has been arranged for: Wednesday 16th May 2018 – 11.00am – 12.30pm in the Docklands Room, National WaterFront Museum Join us to meet new friends and have a good chat. Guest Speaker will be Dr Dulcie Engel who will give Read More

MQRA April Quiz

Come along to the MQRA Quiz Night on Wednesday 25th April 2018 at the Mustard & Rye in the Maritime Quarter. Just £1.50 per person with a maximum of 4 per team. It starts at 8.30pm but why not come early for food – last food orders are at Read More


From the book by playwright Tim Firth, the show features songs from the ska/pop band, with music and lyrics from Madness and was named after one of the band’s popular hit singles, written by Labi Siffre. It won the Laurence Olivier award for Best Musical, so come on down Read More

Swedish Tall Ship to Visit Swansea

Teachers and students from the Marina Läroverket in Sweden will be visiting Swansea on their Tall Ship Ãlva in April. If you would like further information, visit their website at (providing you can read and understand the Swedish Language). Read More

Tidal Lagoon Project Faces Job Cuts.

The £1.3bn Swansea tidal lagoon faces a major blow as the company behind the scheme braces for significant job cuts if UK and Welsh government talks on the project fail to yield a breakthrough. Tidal Lagoon Power has waited for 15 months since an independent review backed the scheme Read More

Swansea Local Development Plan (LDP) Update

Swansea Local Development Plan (LDP) Update – Examination Stage The Council submitted the Swansea Local Development Plan 2010-2025 (the ‘LDP’) to the Planning Inspectorate and Ministers of the Welsh Government on 28 July 2017 for the purpose of undertaking an independent Examination of the Plan.   Planning Inspectors Rebecca Phillips BA(Hons) MSc DipM Read More

Local Development Plan

The draft LDP is now going through the final stages (see below) and it is important that we make any additional representations that are needed as soon as possible. Once approved, future development will be based on this plan. Please take the time to look at it and if needed, Read More

Abernethy Quay – Council Paving Works

The MQRA has been made aware of the following works which the Council is undertaking on Abernethy Quay in March and April 2017. We would like to thank Sean Carroll, RMG’s Property Manager, for sharing this information with us. Abernethy Quay, Council Paving Works Marina Side of Block Housing Read More