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June 2021 press releases

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School meal prices frozen until 2022

The price of school meals is being frozen in Swansea for the next academic year.

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Free virus test kits available at city libraries

Swansea Council is making it easier than ever for residents to check if they've got the Covid-19 virus.

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Have your say on children's rights

People of all ages in Swansea are being asked to help the council further develop its Children's Rights Scheme.

Rebecca Wade

Get social! New Swansea businesses get their own club

New Swansea businesses are to be given a masterclass in harnessing the power of social media.

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Welsh Government announces boundary changes within Swansea

Swansea Council is to see a decrease in the number of wards but an increase by three in the number of councillors elected to serve the people of Swansea under changes agreed by the Welsh Government

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Bid now for Summer of Fun grants

COMMUNITY groups and organisations across Swansea are being urged to help make it a summer of fun for children and young people in our communities.

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Help shape future of old High Street shops

A row of run-down former commercial premises on High Street have been given a much needed make-over and residents and community groups are now being asked for their suggestions on their future use.

Donna Kendall LAC

More Local Area Coordinators have started work in Swansea

New Local Area Coordinators have started work in Swansea and are now out and about getting to know residents and organisations on their patches.

Rebecca Benham

Young volunteers help city's old copperworks stories live on

The history of an iconic Swansea industrial site is being brought alive thanks to the efforts of new volunteers.

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More play facilities being built for Swansea communities

Nine communities across Swansea are seeing new or refurbished children's play areas being built this month as part of a £2m package of investment by Swansea Council

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Coast path upgrade planned along Gower coastline

One of the most popular sections of coast path on Gower is being re-routed to protect the route from coastal erosion.

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Swansea scheme design recognised for environmental excellence

Design work for a major new office development providing space for 600 jobs in Swansea has been recognised for its focus on helping further cut the city's carbon footprint.

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Venue management team appointed for Swansea Arena

A Swansea Arena venue management team has been announced by the company that will run the attraction.

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Essential international travel made possible by vaccination certificate

Swansea Council's contact tracing and IT teams are making it possible for Welsh people who have an essential reason to travel internationally to get vaccination certificates in time for their trip.

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Plantasia launches Wales' only crocodile feeding experience

Parkwood Leisure's rainforest zoo, Plantasia, is launching a crocodile feeding experience this month.

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City to pay its respects on Armed Forces Day

The Lord Mayor of Swansea Cllr Mary Jones and other local dignitaries will be honouring those who've served their country in the armed forces at a special ceremony at Swansea's Guildhall Rotunda on Saturday.

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Major digital boost for Swansea's 'smart city' vision

Swansea's vision to become a super-connected 'smart city' is picking up pace, thanks to a multi-million pound funding boost.

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Cruise ships head for Swansea

Two cruise ships are making stops in Swansea this week, bringing tourists from around the UK.

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Gallery artists offer a warm welcome to Swansea

Visitors to Swansea's Glynn Vivian Art gallery have produced a colourful new artwork offering a welcome to all.

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Keep updated with Copr Bay progress on social media

New social media accounts have been launched to help keep people up to date with progress on Swansea's emerging Copr Bay phase one district.

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New council support for pandemic-hit leisure facilities

Swansea Council is to extend its pandemic funding for its key leisure facilities to keep up their high-quality services for residents across the city.

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Arena manager Lisa 'wowed' by development

New Swansea Arena general manager Lisa Mart says the development already has a wow factor.

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City celebrates anniversary of sanctuary status

On Monday the Guildhall is being lit-up to celebrate the 11th anniversary of Swansea becoming a City of Sanctuary.

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Gower beauty spots set for spruce-up

SOME of Gower's best-loved heritage, leisure and natural beauty destinations are getting a £325,000 spruce-up in the coming months.

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Latest footage shows arena behind the scenes

Latest video footage shows further progress for the landmark Copr Bay phase one development that includes the Swansea Arena.

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£39m to be invested in the future of our communities

Swansea communities, schools and social care are to get millions of pounds in extra support in the coming year.

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Get your entries in for an Admiral Swansea Bay 10k not to be missed.

RUNNERS are being invited to get their entries in for an 80's themed 2021 Admiral Swansea Bay 10k.

The LC

Pandemic-hit leisure facilities set for extended council support

Swansea Council is set to extend its pandemic funding for its key leisure facilities to keep up their high-quality services for residents across the city.

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Council invests £18,000 to boost community crowdfunding efforts

A fund to improve wellbeing facilities and a project to harvest fresh fruit have attracted financial support from Swansea Council.

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City coming up roses for Swansea bees

Sections of Swansea will be coming up rosy this summer as the council's wildflower planting initiative starts to bear fruit.

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Please stick your gum in the bin

SWANSEA Council and the Business Improvement District (BID) are joining forces to encourage people not to litter city centre streets with their leftover chewing gum.

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Former Swansea district railway line set to be transformed for walkers and cyclists

A former railway line in the north of Swansea is set to be transformed into a new walking and cycling route.

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Anti-slavery campaigner is honoured with blue plaque

Swansea woman Jessie Donaldson who bravely fought slavery in America around 170 years ago will be honoured by her home city on June 19, (also referred to as Juneteenth) - the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

The LC

Pandemic-hit leisure facilities set for extended council support

Swansea Council is set to extend its pandemic funding for its key leisure facilities to keep up their high-quality services for residents across the city.

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Contractor appointed for new Kingsway scheme in Swansea

A contractor has been appointed to build a major new high-tech office development that will provide space for 600 jobs in Swansea city centre.

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Cabinet set to fund all-weather pitch

Swansea Council is set to commit almost £250,000 to fund a floodlit all-weather sports pitch in Pontarddulais.

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Poems given home in new school foundations

Poems written by pupils and staff at a Welsh-medium primary school in Swansea have been given a permanent home on the foundations of their new £9.9m school building.

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Scenic locations set for a boost

SOME of Gower's best-loved heritage, leisure and natural beauty destinations are set for a £325,000 spruce-up in the coming months.

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Smart phone donations connecting others

Residents and businesses in Swansea are being asked to donate their old smart phones to a scheme supporting others to stay in contact with family and friends and to access vital services.

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Council earmarks millions for local services

Swansea Council will help lead the way out of the pandemic over the coming months, backed by millions of pounds of investment in community services.

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New scheme sheds light on promenade in West Cross

Businesses and cyclists have welcomed an £80,000 new lighting scheme along the promenade in West Cross.

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Help for pupils to plan their future

Help is at hand for secondary school students in Swansea as they plan the next stage of their education or vocational training.

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Postcards from the public help city gallery re-open

​​​​​​​Hundreds of people have sent postcards to Swansea's Glynn Vivian Art Gallery - and they're now part of an exhibition helping the venue to re-open safely.

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A-grade success for energy-efficient Swansea Market

Swansea Market has secured the highest possible UK Government energy rating.

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Volunteers needed to help man the fort

Volunteers who help look after one of Wales's finest castles and proudly showcase it to visitors are looking to add to their ranks.

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Expert team appointed to help create city centre public hub

​​​​​​​A team of leading property professionals is to help Swansea Council create a community hub in an existing city centre building.

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Pupils to get crucial safety advice

More than 2,000 primary school pupils in Swansea are to receive invaluable safety advice directly from those who work on the frontline.

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Government ministers 'deeply impressed' by Copr Bay progress

Two UK Government Ministers have seen first-hand the significant progress being made on the emerging £135m Copr Bay phase one district in Swansea.

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War memorials to be safeguarded for the future

Swansea Council is to ensure the long-term future of all war memorials in the city by taking on their up-keep where required.

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New 'green' walking and cycling route through Clyne nearing completion

SOME of Swansea's finest woodland will soon be open to all thanks to a new walking and cycling path linking Olchfa to the sea via Clyne Valley.

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Home-grown Ravens looking forward to 2022 Wales Airshow

OUR home-grown aerobatic team The Ravens intend to be flying high over the skies of Swansea at the Wales Airshow 2022.

Keith Roberts

Wanted: Memories to help bring new life to key city site

The history of an historic Swansea industrial site is being brought alive thanks to the memories of people who have known it through the decades.

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