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June 2019 press releases


Residents and friends enjoy Swansea 50 street party

Hundreds of people from an historic neighbourhood enjoyed a free street party to celebrate 50 years of Swansea - and many more residents from across the city joined them.

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Council's commitment to cutting carbon footprint hailed at transport conference

GREEN fleet managers from organisations across England and Wales have been learning about how Swansea Council has built up the biggest public sector-operated electric vehicle fleet in Wales.


Entries and nominations open for 2019 Swansea Bay Tourism Awards

The search is on for Swansea Bay's best hotel, restaurant and live music venue.

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HRH The Prince of Wales set to join Swansea's 50th birthday celebrations

HRH The Prince of Wales is visiting Swansea next week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the announcement of the community's city status.


The Prince of Wales plans return journey to iconic Welsh chapel

HRH The Prince of Wales is to visit the historic Morriston Tabernacle next month.

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Were you there in the summer of '69 to hear Swansea gain city status?

SWANSEA Council is on the hunt for guests at the Guildhall reception 50 years ago which announced the community was to receive city status.

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Join the 50th celebrations on video

RESIDENTS, school children and famous names are joining in Swansea's 50th anniversary celebrations by wishing the city a happy birthday via video.

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Council to consider declaring 'climate emergency'

SWANSEA Council is pulling out all the stops towards becoming among the most energy-efficient local authorities in Wales.


Multi-million pound project to improve leisure locally

Work has started on a multi-million pound project to revamp some of Swansea's most high-profile leisure facilities.


Excitement mounts as Swansea 50 street party nears

The people of an historic neighbourhood are gearing up for a free street party celebrating 50 years of Swansea - and residents from across the city are invited!


Swansea culture in the national media spotlight

A national radio show is set to visit Swansea.

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More golden tickets up for grabs

MORE golden tickets are up for grabs for residents of Swansea who want to be part of the city's 50th anniversary celebrations.

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Oscar-winning Catherine Zeta-Jones CBE set for freedom of Swansea

OSCAR-winning actor Catherine Zeta-Jones CBE is set to receive Honorary Freedom of her home city of Swansea next month.


Swansea music celebration attracts treasured mementos

Eye-catching music memorabilia is helping Swansea celebrate its modern cultural heritage.


Swansea Bay a beacon of sustainable transport for visitors

A new digital marketing project aims to promote Swansea Bay as one of the leading visitor destinations in the UK! With an amazing new website support

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Alun Wyn Jones receives Freedom of Swansea

WALES, British Lion and three-time Grand Slam-winning rugby player Alun Wyn Jones has been given the honorary freedom of his home city of Swansea.

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Swansea remembers Grenfell

SWANSEA'S Castle Square was the setting as city residents, politicians and local groups came together to remember those who died at Grenfell Tower exactly two years ago.


Four more helped from tough times into Swansea jobs

Swansea's Christopher Evans, Justin Davies-Jones, Raymond Ray and Angela Bowen have little in common.

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Primary partners at Swansea Grand Theatre keeps on growing

More than 1,200 local primary school children from twenty four schools across the county have taken to Swansea Grand Theatre's stage to perform in Primary Partners, a joint venture with Gower College Swansea.


Caswell leading the way for accessible tourism

One of Swansea's most popular beaches is to become even more welcoming to visitors with severely limited mobility.


Rehearsals start for Swansea 50 musical

Rehearsals have started for a stage show that will help Swansea residents and visitors celebrate 50 years of city status.


Welsh arts curator Karen MacKinnon is made MBE

Swansea Council's Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Curator, Karen MacKinnon, is made an MBE in the 2019 Queen's Birthday honours.


Carbon reduction programme underway at leisure facilities

Freedom Leisure is starting an extensive energy improvement scheme at four of the Swansea leisure centres it operates on behalf of the council.

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Changes for East Car Park in the Civic Centre

VISITORS using the East car park at the Civic Centre will see changes from Monday, June 10, when it becomes a pay and display car park.


Music, memorabilia, tours, tints & treats add to the market mix

Five new business outlets are bringing fresh vibrancy to the beating heart of Swansea city centre.


Cast announced for Theatre na nÓg and Swansea Grand musical

This autumn multi award-winning Theatr na nÓg take their hit musical on its debut UK tour.


Top marks for extremely caring and inclusive school

Clase Primary in Swansea is an extremely caring and inclusive school that supports all its children exceptionally well and the pupils themselves can take a lot of the credit for this.


Artists to help patients freshen up Swansea hospital

Two artists are liaising with patients and staff to transform the appearance of a Swansea hospital ward.

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Call for motorists to switch off to improve air quality

Pollution officers in Swansea Council are calling on motorists to turn off their car engines when waiting at busy junctions in the city.

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Swansea Council set to tackle Ash tree disease

Steps are being taken by Swansea Council to tackle Ash trees affected by Ash Dieback.

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