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December 2020 press releases


Updated Position on Swansea Schools Return to Face to Face Learning

All Swansea schools will aim to return to face-to-face learning from Monday 11 January instead of 6 January.


Welsh Government to send updated advice to the vulnerable about Covid-19

The Welsh Government has announced that those who were shielding during the first lockdown this year should take further steps to protect themselves from Covid-19.

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Christmas wrapping paper included for recycling

Households in Swansea will be able to recycle more of their Christmas waste this year.


Plans set-out for reopening city schools in January

Schools in Swansea will begin reopening on Wednesday January 6 after the Christmas break and it is expected most schools will have resumed face-to-face teaching by January 11.


Market stall display is a festive winner

A popular family-run business has been named the best-looking stall in Swansea Market this Christmas.


Pupils get building thanks to school contractors

Contractors building a new £9.9m school in Swansea have given primary school pupils a bit of construction work to do.


Plea to help social care through winter by following the rules

People in Swansea are being urged to play their part in helping to keep health and social care from being overwhelmed.


Swansea Bay residents urged not to party with friends this Christmas

Residents across Swansea Bay are being urged not to go to festive parties or meet friends and family this Christmas season.

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Millions more to be shared with businesses

Swansea Council has paid out millions of pounds in extra support to help local businesses protect jobs and weather the storm of Covid-19.


Help for homeless people in Swansea this Christmas

Measures are being put in place to help homeless people across Swansea through the holiday season.


We're celebrating official opening of new homes

SOME of the first new homes to be built by Swansea Council for a generation have been officially-opened by the city's Lord Mayor.


Cherry tree gift brings new cheer to city parks

Visitors to two Swansea parks are enjoying the spectacular sight of 100 new cherry blossom trees.


Council consults on plans to introduce extra anti-social behaviour powers

SWANSEA Council is to consult residents and businesses on plans to introduce new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour in some areas of our city.

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Senedd election polling stations will be safe places

Swansea is set to go to the polls next year in the Senedd elections and the council is working closely with the Electoral Commission to ensure it's a safe experience for voters.


Museum Park Christmas attractions to close

All of Swansea's Museum Park Christmas attractions will close tomorrow night, December 12.


Work taking place to protect sand dunes

Work is taking place to increase biodiversity at the sand dunes near Swansea Marina and to prevent non-native species from damaging the habitat.


Schools move to blended learning from Monday

All schools in Swansea will move to blended learning from Monday following the latest Welsh Government advice.

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Millions more to help repair city roads

Road improvements and repairs are set to get a £2m cash injection over the coming months under proposals being seen by Swansea Council's Cabinet next week.


New Welsh medium schools taking shape

A new home for YGG Tirdeunaw in Swansea is really starting to take shape with the steel frame for the £11.5m development now being erected.


Planning permission granted to bring new life to historic treasure

​​​​​​​Planning permission has been granted for the restoration and conversion of Swansea's historic Palace Theatre building.


​​​​​​​Plans for family-friendly Wind Street set to take big step forward

Swansea Council's cabinet is set to approve an investment of almost £3m to improve the city centre's Wind Street.

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Bid for five more years for Business Improvement District

A BUSINESS organisation that has helped play a critical role in seeing Swansea city centre through the Covid-19 pandemic is set to ballot its members for a fourth term next year.


Affordable housing agreement signed as part of £1bn Swansea regeneration

Swansea Council has signed an agreement with Pobl Group, Wales' largest Registered Social Landlord, to manage 33 affordable apartments as part of Phase One of the Copr Bay regeneration project.


Lord Mayor thanks wonderful play volunteers

Volunteers who give up their time to support children's play opportunities across Swansea have been thanked by the Lord Mayor. Usually they are invited to an awards ceremony at the Mansion House for an award's ceremony but as this is not possible this year Cllr Mark Child has sent this message.


Facilities at thriving school continue to improve

Education, arts, sports and outdoor facilities at a thriving comprehensive in Swansea are being revamped and updated to improve the school for environment for pupils, staff and the wider community.


Proposed skate park: Process continues

A public consultation has started today as part of a process that could see a skate park developed at a seafront site in Llwynderw, West Cross.


Multi-million pound digital boost to future-proof City Region

A £55 million investment that will help future-proof the Swansea Bay City Region's digital infrastructure has taken a major step forward.

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Catastrophe looms if we don't follow Covid-19 rules, health chief warns

A health expert has warned coronavirus levels in the Swansea Bay area could reach catastrophic levels by next month unless people follow the rules on social distancing during the Christmas season.

Welsh Language Rights Day 2020

Celebrate Welsh Language Rights Day

Today, Monday, December 7, is Welsh Language Rights Day, an annual event staged and promoted by the Welsh Language Commissioner to celebrate the first language of among all our communities.


HSE praise for schools' Covid-19 response

Pupils and staff at Swansea schools have been praised for their commitment to abiding by Covid-19 regulations following spot inspections by the Health and Safety Executive.

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Warm welcome to shoppers but stay safe plea

People are being urged to act responsibly and help stop the spread of coronavirus when Christmas shopping.


Council leaders call for city support package

The leaders of three major Welsh councils are calling for a comprehensive and significant support package to help cities through the pandemic.


Minister praise for pupil projects during virtual visit

The Welsh Education Minister has paid a virtual visit to a school in Swansea to catch-up on how its enterprise groups are using the new Curriculum for Wales.


School celebrates dinner supervisor's 40 years of service

In the year Elaine Sommers started work at Penyrheol Primary School, Ronald Reagan was elected President of the United States, Abba were top of the charts and viewers across the world tuned in to the soap opera Dallas to discover who shot JR.


Council invests £20k to boost community crowdfunding efforts

A plan for new climbing equipment for teenagers and a community e-bike scheme have attracted financial support from Swansea Council.


Here for Christmas - Swansea's libraries

Libraries across Swansea are aiming to deliver as much cheer as possible this Christmas.


Closing schools early 'would risk virus spread'

Shutting schools in Swansea early would likely increase the spread of coronavirus and lead to even higher infection rates, more people having to isolate, more hospital admissions and more deaths, the Leader of Swansea Council has warned.



A statement from council leader Rob Stewart


New trees boosting biodiversity at four city parks

One hundred new trees have been planted improving biodiversity and the wider environment at four parks in Swansea.

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