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July 2021 press releases

Buses at Swansea Bus Station

Free bus travel almost here in Swansea

Bus passengers using a new free travel scheme in Swansea can make their journey run smoothly by planning ahead.

Parc yr Helig Playground.

Birchgrove youngsters thrilled by their new play area

Children in Birchgrove are celebrating thanks to the refurbishment of a much-loved play area in Parc-y-Helig.

Swansea Council Logo (Portrait)

Community care services are very stretched

Community health and social care service providers in Swansea are alerting residents to expect short-term changes in the way community based support is delivered across the region to ensure the most vulnerable are protected.

Copr Bay

A view from above - more progress on Copr Bay

Work continues on your new arena site in the city centre's emerging Copr Bay district - as our latest drone footage illustrates.

Child on bike with helmet

Lots to do in city during Summer of Fun

It is going to be a Summer of Fun for children and young people in Swansea with hundreds of free activities catering for a huge variety of interests are taking place during the school summer holidays.

BBQ bin new

Don't dump your disposable BBQ

BEACH-goers are being urged to do the right thing and take their rubbish home with them this summer, especially disposable BBQs.

Glynn Vivian

You're invited to enjoy gallery's new painting - and walk all over it!

A Swansea art gallery is inviting visitors to appreciate a new painting - by walking all over it.

Knoyle Park

Summer play bonus for Penlan children

Children in Penlan are enjoying a summer-time play bonus thanks to a new-look play area in Knoyle Park.


Communities celebrate completion of play areas

More Swansea communities are celebrating following completion of new or refurbished children's play areas created as part of a £2m package of investment by Swansea Council.

PRU Logo - Charlie Bowden

Artistic pupils make impression at city's new school

Swansea's newest school has a striking new logo thanks to the talents of one of its students.

Buses at Swansea Bus Station

Free bus travel for everyone in Swansea

Everyone can travel for free by bus around Swansea throughout the summer months.

Oystermouth Castle

Holiday boost as historic castle reopens

Swansea's historic Oystermouth Castle is reopening its gates for guided tours through the summer holidays.

Mayhill Park

Play area funding welcome from community

Funding for a new play area in Mayhill has been warmly welcomed by the community.


Home-grown fruit and veg at foodbank thanks to grant

A foodbank that opened just before the Covid pandemic struck is now distributing home grown fresh fruit and veg thanks to a grant from Swansea Council.

Swansea city centre (Night)

Leading economist hails Swansea's economic recovery

Swansea is emerging from the pandemic as a magnet for investment and jobs, according to one of Wales's leading economists.

Ryan and Lucy Hole

Swansea siblings to run restaurant at city's new coastal park

A Swansea brother and sister are on board to run a new food and drink business forming part of the city's emerging Copr Bay phase one district.


Major extra funding boost for shopfront improvement scheme

Up to £3 million is now being invested in a major shopfront improvement scheme to boost local shopping across Swansea.

Nia Godsmark

Workshop to give start-ups expert legal advice

Expert advice will soon be available to help Swansea start-up businesses with all the legal issues they should consider when setting-up their new ventures.

Mayhill Community Centre

Community matters in focus at Mayhill and Waun Wen

The people of Mayhill and Waun Wen will be able to discuss a wide range of community matters with key figures this week.


Major new investment in Swansea community

New major investment in sports and youth facilities, roads, the environment and businesses will help boost a Swansea community.

Waunarlwydd Galaxy

Charge suspension 'massive show of support' for local sport

A community football club has praised Swansea Council's decision to suspend charges for sports pitches until the end of March next year.

More Greenery is Needed

It's great to talk green matters, says council

Swansea Council leader Rob Stewart has given his thumbs up to an eye-catching new city centre installation.


Clean-up efforts get a boost from council's new cleaning taskforce

Swansea Council's efforts to tackle waste problems blighting our communities are set to get a further boost in the summer months.

Vaughan Gething Copr Bay visit

Minister's praise for Swansea's major on-going regeneration

From a major scheme that will preserve Swansea's rich industrial heritage to a multi-million pound project that will improve the city centre, Welsh Government Economy Minister Vaughan Gething has learned about the enormous scale of regeneration work on-going in the city.


Apply for grants to combat period poverty

Charities and organisations working to combat period poverty in Swansea can now apply for council funding.

Foster Wales logo

Swansea joins Wales-wide foster drive

Swansea Council's fostering service is joining forces with all other local authorities in Wales to become 'Foster Wales'.

Swansea Pride (CPB)

Swansea celebrating Pride online

The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and National Waterfront Museum are among cultural venues supporting this year's Swansea Pride.

Children at computer

£11m IT investment boost for city's schools

Pupils across all schools in Swansea will benefit for many years to come from a huge investment in digital technology.

shared use path

Walkers and cyclists could benefit from new shared use path

A new shared use walking and cycle path is being proposed along a main route linking Penllergaer to Gorseinon.


First business support hour to give cyber security tips

Expert tips on cyber security are being made available to Swansea businesses.

Coastal park CGI

Coastal park details emerge as more city greening gathers pace

Water features, plenty of greenery, bug hotels and table tennis tables will all feature in Swansea city centre's first new park since Victorian times.

Kickstart St Thomas

Careers given kick-start as Swansea Council helps young people

Young people are full of praise for Swansea Council endeavours to help them find work.

Keep it out - food waste

Join the recycling 'Keep it Out' campaign

Residents in Swansea are being urged to join the council's latest 'Keep it Out' campaign to meet the Welsh Government's 70% recycling target.


Groups can apply now for food poverty grants

Charities, volunteer and community groups tackling food poverty in Swansea can now apply for grants from the council to support their work.

Swansea Arena CGI

ATG reveals new fly-through video, taking viewers inside Swansea Arena

A stunning new digital fly-through video shows how the inside of Swansea Arena will look once it's open.

John Burns

Market manager moves on after more than 30 years

The man who manages Swansea Market is retiring after 31 years in the role.

Shop Local in Clydach

Shop local, shop Swansea, say council and traders

Traders around Swansea are urging people to continue shopping local as district shopping centres help the city lead the way out of the pandemic.

Skills & talent

Multi-million pound skills investment to boost region

A £30 million programme that will equip thousands of local people with the skills they'll need to access well-paid jobs in future could soon take another step forward.

St David's meanwhile area

New start-up food and drink units proposed for city centre site

Four new pop-up food and drink units for local start-up businesses could soon be introduced at the former St David's Shopping Centre site in Swansea.

Swansea city centre (Night)

Council transforms itself to help residents through pandemic

SWANSEA Council transformed the way it works to support communities, save lives and protect the NHS during the pandemic, a new report has shown.

Clock Tower

Work progresses on historic site

Work is progressing on one of Swansea's key regeneration projects.

Morriston Tabernacle

£50k Covid lifeline grant secured for iconic building

One of Swansea's most historic buildings is to benefit from a £50,330 grant lifeline.

Ivor with sunflowers

Sunflowers to fill Swansea gallery and museum this summer

Swansea residents are helping to add a splash of natural brightness to the city centre art gallery the Glynn Vivian.

Arena gold coloured panels

Gold-coloured panels taking shape at Swansea Arena

Installation of state-of-the-art gold coloured panels has now started at Swansea Arena.

eBike MountPleasant

New funding drive set to support Swansea community projects

Fundraising initiative Crowdfund Swansea has launched a new drive that will see community-led ideas help the city become more vibrant, resilient and connected.

Painting council flats (4)

£50m investment for city homes this year

Swansea Council is set to invest a massive £50m undertaking a range of building repairs, maintenance and improvements to hundreds of homes across the city over the coming year.


City centre parking offer extended to help motorists

Motorists parking in Swansea city centre can continue to benefit from cheaper parking charges.

pint of lager

Hospitality businesses urged to keep up the good work

Hospitality businesses and their customers in Swansea have been thanked for helping to keep people safe and are being urged to keep up the good work as coronavirus rates rise in Wales.


Council clamps down on fraud

SWANSEA Council's fraud detection team is helping lead the way in Wales in clamping down on people trying to abuse the system by claiming money or council services they are not entitled to.

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