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February 2021 press releases

Guildhall rainbow LGBT

Let's celebrate LGBT History Month

COUNCIL venues across Swansea have been getting a virtual rainbow makeover to help our communities celebrate LGBT+ History month.

Mini Clean Machines

Mini clean machines get to work in the city centre

Swansea city centre is set for cleaner streets following the launch of new innovative cleaning vehicles.


New cycle route opens to cyclists in Swansea

A new off-road cycle and walking route in the north of Swansea is now available for use.


Excitement and smiles as schools welcome youngest pupils

There was excitement and lots of smiles today (Wed) as primary schools in Swansea started to welcome back some of their youngest pupils.


Youngest pupils returning to school

Some of Swansea's youngest pupils start to return to school tomorrow (Wed) with parents and carers being urged to play their part in helping to support the process.

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Castle Square consultation begins

Residents and local businesses are being urged to have their say on plans for a smart new concept for the city centre's Castle Square.

Swansea Grand Theatre

Work continues during lockdown to improve city's cultural venues

Work will be starting shortly to improve the lighting at Swansea's Grand Theatre making it greener and more energy efficient for when it is safe for performances to resume.


Coastal workers made safer by council action

​​​​​​​People who work on the Swansea and Carmarthenshire coasts have been given a vital safety boost.

Solar panels

New green installation set to help power city centre market

Swansea Market is turning to solar power to help the city tackle the climate emergency.


Botanical Gardens receiving tender loving care

Fans of Singleton Park's Botanical Gardens continue to benefit from the attraction as they walk there for regular exercise.

Castle Square concept design

Castle Square: Public to shape its green and welcoming future

A bright new future for a major Swansea focal point moved a big step closer today.


Cabinet adopts plan to help deliver a greener Swansea

Swansea Council's cabinet has adopted a plan that aims to help deliver a greener city.


Swansea Council signs up to Zero Racism Wales

Swansea Council has reaffirmed it has zero-tolerance to racism by signing Race Council Cymru's Zero Racism Wales policy.

Swansea Market

Market traders to receive new cash boost

TRADERS at Swansea Market are to receive another cash injection to help them through the current lockdown.

Maes Derw

New school ready to support more vulnerable pupils

More pupils will be supported to remain or return to schools within their communities thanks to a huge investment in specialist provision for some of Swansea's most vulnerable young people.

EV charging point

Tackling climate emergency: Bringing Swansea together while we're apart

Swansea residents are to have their say on how the city can best fight the climate emergency.


Cabinet set to adopt plan to help deliver a greener Swansea

Swansea Council's cabinet is being asked to adopt a draft plan that aims to help deliver a greener city.

Copper Jack boat

Swansea's waterways: New destinations planned

Ambitious plans to open up more Swansea waterways for boat travel took a big step forward today.

Bus station

Free vaccine shuttle bus has new stop

The dedicated free shuttle bus service helping residents in Swansea to get to the Bay Hospital for their vaccinations has a new route taking passengers much closer to the door.

Wind Street

Work set to start on major Wind Street improvements

Construction work is set to begin next week on making Swansea's Wind Street a more family-friendly environment.


£7.7m business support grants paid this week

SWANSEA Council is paying out millions of pounds in extra support to help local businesses protect jobs and weather the storm of Covid-19.

Swansea Market

Market traders in line for new cash boost

TRADERS at Swansea's award-winning indoor market are to benefit from another substantial cash injection to help tide them through the current lockdown.


​​​​​​​City's cultural venues working hard to ensure a bright future

Swansea's cultural icons like the Grand Theatre, Glynn Vivian and Swansea Museum will be raring to go when the Welsh Government says they can re-open.


Youngest pupils set for return to school

Parents and carers are being urged to play their part in helping a return to school run as smoothly as possible for Swansea's youngest pupils.


£59m investment in new and improved council homes

SWANSEA Council is set to invest a massive £59m building new homes and improving hundreds of others in the coming year.


Record investment planned for council services

SWANSEA Council is set to invest a record amount in local communities, social care and education next year as part of Budget proposals to be considered by Cabinet next week.

Castle Square concept design

Castle Square: Public set to shape its green and welcoming future

A bright new future for a major Swansea focal point is set to move a big step closer on February 18.

107-109 High St

Plans unveiled for High Street community hub

Swansea Council plans to create a new community hub on the city centre High Street.


Council recruiting building services apprentices

SWANSEA Council is this week launching its annual apprenticeships recruitment campaign with 17 places in the Building Services team available.

Arena by drone

New aerial photos show Swansea landscape evolving

Eye-catching new imagesreveal how Swansea's £135m Copr Bay Phase One project is changing the cityscape.

Church Hall Plan

Construction work starts on new city centre church hall

Building work has started on a new community facility at the heart of a major Swansea regeneration site.

Swansea tourism

Tourism operators thrilled by Swansea's global appeal

Tourism operators around Swansea are delighted that the area has been praised by one of the world's most influential media organisations.

Helen Morgan-Rees

Pupils help recruit Education Director

Young people in Swansea have been involved in the recruitment of the city's new Director of Education.

Cefn Hengoed School

More Swansea schools save money by reducing carbon footprint

Two large Swansea schools will see their energy bills reduced after having solar panels fitted in recent weeks.

Swansea Council Logo (Portrait)

Council opens bus service to Bay hospital mass vaccination centre

A new shuttle bus service has been set up to help residents without easy access to cars to get to the Bay hospital for their vaccinations or blood tests.

Palace Theatre

Wanted: Experienced contractor to transform Palace Theatre building

Swansea Council has started the search for an experienced contractor to transform the city centre's historic Palace Theatre building.

Residents recycling more during the pandemic

CITY residents have been increasing the amount of recycling they do during the pandemic and are on course to hit the Welsh government's 64% recycling target this year.

Urban cycling

Cycling network more popular than ever

OUR city's growing network of cycle and walking routes are becoming more popular than ever, according to a new survey.

Natalie Ann Holborow

Teenagers urged to get creative as poetry helps wellbeing

A new initiative is encouraging teenagers across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot to get creative and better understand the effects of the pandemic.


Plantasia boosts conservation commitment with BIAZA membership

Plantasia, the rainforest zoo in Parc Tawe, Swansea, has been awarded provisional membership of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), continuing its commitment to achieve the highest welfare for its species.

Remembering the Blitz of Swansea

A memorial to the civilians who died in the Second World War

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