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January 2021 press releases

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New cycle link in north of the city set to open

A new cycle and walking route in the north of Swansea is expected to be completed in the coming weeks.

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Three Nights' Blitz stories to live on with new project

The people of Swansea are being urged to tell the stories of those who died tragically in the Three Nights' Blitz.


Domestic abuse support in place 24/7

Support remains in place 24/7 in Swansea for people experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse.

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Communities benefit from 23 road resurfacing schemes

Swansea Council's roads teams are getting on with repairs and improvements despite the poor weather and the challenges of the pandemic.

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Main contractor announced for major Wind Street improvements

South Wales contractor Griffiths is to undertake Swansea Council's work to make the city centre Wind Street a more family-friendly environment.

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Be part of Holocaust Memorial Day

Communities across Swansea are being invited to join the council on Wednesday in marking Holocaust Memorial Day.


Developers eager to bring top class public facilities to prime site

Developers want to bring top class new public facilities to an under-used seafront site.

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Are you struggling to pay your bills? Seek help soon

RESIDENTS struggling with their Council Tax or other payments during the pandemic are being urged to seek support as soon as they can.

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Poundstretcher pays out £31k after food prosecution

A leading discount retailer was forced to remove biscuits and cakes from shelves at hundreds of stores across the country after Swansea trading standards officers found they could put people with allergies at risk.

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Have your say on budget proposals

CITY residents are being urged to have their say on Swansea Council's budget priorities for the year ahead.


People in their late 70s prioritised at new Mass Vaccination Centre in Gorseinon

A new Mass Vaccination Centre (MVC) has opened in Swansea to increase the number of people being protected.

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Council delivers 19 million items of PPE

Around 19 million items of personal protection equipment have been delivered by Swansea Council to staff working in social care and schools since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

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50 new trees to be planted along new cycle route in Swansea

Fifty semi mature trees are set to be planted along a Swansea road as part of new cycle route plans.

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Skate park a step nearer after cabinet decision

The development of a new skate park at a seafront site in Llwynderw, West Cross, took a big step forward today.


​​​​​​​Foodbank support continues to reach city residents

Swansea's foodbanks continue to support citizens through the pandemic.


Council launches new funding round to help communities

Swansea Council has launched a third round of funding to back ideas that put local people at the heart of building stronger communities.

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Bike grant helping to save tree-lined street in Swansea

A Swansea street is being saved from losing its tree-lined character thanks to a multi-million pound investment to boost cycling in the city.

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Swansea music makers in tune with Europe

Music figures from across Swansea are forging a new relationship with the German twin city of Mannheim.

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Overgrown bridleway set for a makeover in Swansea

An overgrown and neglected bridleway in a Swansea community is being given a new lease of life in a bid to encourage more use by walkers and cyclists.


Milestone reached as frame for new school completed

An important milestone has been reached in the building of a new home for a thriving Welsh medium primary school in Swansea.


Free school meal support continues in lockdown

The families of more than 8,000 pupils in Swansea who are eligible for free school meals are continuing to be supported during the current lockdown.

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Thousands set to be vaccinated in Swansea Bay

NHS and council leaders have written to every householder in the Swansea Bay area to highlight action being taken to vaccinate the most vulnerable in our communities.

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Ambassador Theatre Group seeks local suppliers for new state-of-the-art Swansea arena

Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) has opened a call for businesses in the Swansea Bay City Region to register interest in providing services to the new, state-of-the-art, Swansea Arena, currently being built within the city's new Copr Bay development.

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More cycle lanes being developed in Swansea

Work to create a new 1.6 kilometre hybrid cycle lane is underway in Swansea following a £5m investment by the Welsh Government.

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£4m investment in schools boosting digital learning

More than £4m has been invested in Swansea's schools to boost digital technology helping to improve online teaching and learning during the current pandemic.

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Major New Year funding boost for City Deal

An £18m New Year boost is on the way to support the delivery of a number of major projects worth thousands of well-paid jobs to people in South West Wales.


Crucial support still offered by Swansea library services

Libraries across Swansea are aiming to deliver as much assistance as possible to local people as Wales remains at Alert Level 4.

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Skate park a step nearer after public consultation

The development of a new skate park at a seafront site in Llwynderw, West Cross, could take a big step forward next week.

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New cycle paths helping to boost use of bikes

The number of people using Swansea's cycle routes has more than tripled, new figures show.

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Millions in investment set for council services

Swansea Council is set to invest millions of pounds more in services that affect our communities every day as they emerge from the Covid-19 crisis.


Make a real difference to the lives of young people by fostering

People who want to make a real difference to the lives of young people in Swansea are being urged to consider fostering.

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Have your say on re-modelling a key area of Swansea Market

Shoppers and traders are to help shape a bright new look that will revitalise a key area of Swansea Market.


Council shortlist paves way for major regeneration schemes

A number of major possible partners have been shortlisted to help power Swansea city centre into a confident post-Covid future.


Helpline launch for people missing out on Pension Credit

A free helpline has been launched to support people in Swansea over the age of 66 who may be missing out on extra income through unclaimed benefits.


Businesses set for further lockdown grant payments

City businesses are being put on stand-by to share in millions of pounds more in grants to help tide them through the latest lockdown.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Communities invited to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Communities across Swansea are being asked to join the council in marking Holocaust Memorial Day later this month.

Council Climate Charter

Council unveils its Charter on Climate Action

Members from across Swansea Council's political spectrum have become the first signatories of the council's Charter on Climate Action.

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Sign-up for free online courses during lockdown

There is still time to enrol in one of almost 40 free online courses being run in the spring term by Swansea Council's Lifelong Learning Service.

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Council secures £64k Covid lifeline grant for iconic building

One of Swansea's most historic buildings is to benefit from a £64,200 grant lifeline.


Your chance to bid for poverty grants

Charities and volunteers helping to put food on the tables of families facing hardship are being urged to apply for funding so they can do even more for their communities.


​​​​​​​Swansea memories to live on for future generations

Some of Swansea's richest social history stories could soon be preserved on film and audio files thanks to a £10,000 grant from Cadw - the Welsh Government's historic environment service - and The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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