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August 2020 press releases

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Update on the Llangennech freight train derailment

Natural Resources Wales is continuing to manage pollution issues following last week's derailment

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Don't be a tosser this Bank Holiday weekend

Swansea Council is urging residents and visitors alike to help keep our beaches and parks litter-free this Bank Holiday weekend.


New city centre church hall gets the go-ahead

Planning permission has been given for a new community facility at the heart of a major Swansea regeneration site.


Pupils start return to school next week

Swansea Council has been working with all of its schools to plan a safe and organised return of pupils next week.

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Enjoy your Swansea Bank Holiday responsibly

Visitors and residents looking forward to a Bank Holiday day out are being urged to enjoy Swansea Bay responsibly this weekend

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Work underway on school's £13.8m makeover

WORK is underway on a £13.8m investment in new and improved buildings and facilities at Bishopston Comprehensive School.


Gallery staff get crafty to help children through pandemic

Children around Swansea are having an artistic six weeks of summer thanks to a city gallery.


Award glory for historic Swansea venue

One of Swansea's biggest and popular cultural venues has been honoured by online global travel service Tripadvisor.

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Staycationers flock to Swansea Bay

Staycationers have been choosing Swansea Bay for their holiday or short break this year, according to latest figures and business feedback.


It's time to focus on the future - by sending a postcard

The pandemic has probably meant fewer postcards being sent - but Swansea is about to buck that trend.

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City wishes singer Justine well for The Voice Kids final

A hugely talented Swansea pupil who sang the anthem for the city's 50th anniversary celebrations last year has reached Saturday's grand final of The Voice Kids.


Local Area Coordinators respond to 20,000 inquiries during pandemic

During the last five months Swansea Council's Local Area Coordinators, alongside community members, have responded to more than 20,000 enquiries and requests for help from people isolating, or otherwise in need of support.


​​​​​​​Swansea city centre footfall rise is among UK's highest

Swansea city centre has seen one of the UK's biggest boosts in visitor and worker numbers in recent weeks.


£150m investment programme transforming schools

MORE new school buildings are taking shape across Swansea as education is transformed under the 21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme.


Court opens in Swansea Civic Centre

A temporary court room has been set up in the council chamber at Swansea's Civic Centre.

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Lido reopens - please enjoy responsibly

A popular Swansea seafront attraction reopened today

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Food fans in for a treat at Swansea Indoor Market

Foodies visiting Swansea Market are getting the chance to enjoy local produce as part of the UK Government's Eat out to Help Out campaign.

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Book lovers have five more libraries to choose from

Lovers of the printed word are being offered the chance back into books at five more community libraries in Swansea.


Energy technology in Swansea homes set to be rolled out across Wales

The Welsh Government Housing Minister has praised a pilot housing scheme in Swansea which is helping to lower the city's carbon footprint.

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Rangers going the extra mile to keep city centre safe

City centre rangers have been going the extra miles to support visitors and businesses in the city centre since lockdown has eased.


​​​​​​​Foodbank supporters among vital volunteers

Vulnerable people across the Gorseinon and Loughor area are being helped through the pandemic by a hardworking volunteer network.


Free school meal choice extended until canteens reopen

Parents and carers will continue to have a choice over how they access free school meal support when pupils start to return to school in September.


So what next for the £135m Swansea Central Phase One scheme?

With work complete on the project's giant steel frames, a key focus is now the arena's layered walls.


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs set for return to Grand Theatre in 2021

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be heading to Swansea for Christmas 2021 after being forced by the pandemic to down tools for this year.

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PATCH team coming down your way

Swansea's annual travelling road repair programme has set off around the city as the coronavirus lockdown continues to be eased.

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Upgrade for council-operated pay and display car parks

PAY and display car park payment machines across the city are being upgraded over the coming weeks.


Major changes bringing new life to The Kingsway

Last month it was the opening of a new road system.

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Check before you book your Eat out to Help Out meal

Swansea Trading Standards are warning consumers to check before they book to make sure they get the discount offered under the UK Government's new Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.

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Award-winning outdoor activities programmes are back

Our city's award-winning Us Girls and ParkLives sports and activities programmes are back for the summer holidays.


Wanted: Individuals determined to help improve the rural Swansea economy

Eager individuals are sought to help improve Swansea's rural communities.

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Businesses - please participate in our survey

Now that many hospitality and other businesses across Swansea are re-opening responsibly, we're asking them to participate in an online survey.


Swansea skyline changed forever by arena steel structures

The Swansea skyline has changed forever as massive steel skeletons of the city's new indoor arena and allied buildings have been completed.


Swansea construction specialists start work on historic site

A Swansea firm has moved on site as is starts to build one of the city's key regeneration projects.

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Join the quest to share traditional children's games from around the world

City residents enjoying the summer safely as lockdown eases are being urged to add a bit of extra fun by sharing a traditional children's games from another country with other youngsters in Swansea.

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Response hailed as shielding is suspended

Staff who have been running Swansea Council's support for thousands of people who have been shielding have been thanked for their efforts during recent months.

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Grants available now to support Men's Sheds

Swansea Council is supporting Men's Sheds projects in the city with £25,000 grant funding that is available to groups this year


Work starts to bring homes and more business to major city centre building

A key building at the heart of Swansea city centre is getting a multi-million pound overhaul, bringing new homes and more business opportunities to The Kingsway.


Young business brains to get new opportunities thanks to crowdfund project

New initiative Crowdfund Swansea is set to help young people hone their skills as entrepreneurs.

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Registrars' service has re-opened for weddings and birth registrations

Swansea's busy registrars' service has re-opened for weddings and birth registrations after more than three months on hold due to the pandemic.


Pandemic work ensures lights will continue to shine on stage stars

Stars who take to a prestigious Swansea stage will shine brightly when they return - thanks to key work being carried out in their absence.


Curtain up! A first look at how historic treasure may be revitalised

Plans for the restoration and conversion of Swansea's historic Palace Theatre building have been unveiled.


First weekend of indoor hospitality - please stay safe

​​​​​​​As Swansea's first weekend of post-lockdown indoor hospitality arrives, the city's "stay safe" message has been reiterated.

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Tip Treasures shop goes online

Tip Treasures, one of Swansea's most popular bargain-hunting shopping destinations, is going online.


"Your health matters," say leisure centre staff as they prepare to reopen

Leisure centres across Swansea, including the LC, are set to open next week - and the focus of staff will be on welcoming back their customers and ensuring their experience is a good one.

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Alternative food support in place for people shielding

People in Swansea who have been receiving weekly food boxes while shielding are being directed to alternative support when shielding is suspended next week.


Outdoor trading: New boost for Swansea hospitality trade

Swansea Council has served up a new boost to the hospitality industry.


Mumbles sea wall upgrade a step closer

An award-winning consultant with vast experience in coastal defence initiatives around the UK is getting on board with Swansea Council for a new venture.

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How shielding residents have exercised their way through pandemic

Hundreds of vulnerable residents at risk of feeling extra strain during the lockdown have been helped to exercise their way to wellbeing.


Former city centre bank building set for big revamp

Plans have been announced to transform a prominent commercial building in Swansea city centre.


Children's drawings bring smiles to people shielding

CHILDREN in one area of Swansea have been using their artistic skills to put smiles on the faces of some vulnerable or isolated residents in their community.

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Packed programme for online Play Day

A packed programme of online fun is taking place tomorrow (Wed) as Swansea celebrates National Play Day.


Getting back indoors has started safely - let's keep it going

The leader of Swansea Council has praised business and residents for their efforts to make the return of indoor hospitality safe across the city.

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School extension to cut infant class sizes

Work has started on an extension to Hendrefoilan Primary School in Swansea which will reduce the number of pupils in infant classes

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Traffic flows set to improve at Broadway interchange

Overnight resurfacing works are is being completed at a busy Swansea junction in an effort to complete a major traffic improvement scheme in the city.

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