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May 2021 press releases

Anti Litter Campaign Poster

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 coming months.

Blackpill Lido

Lido re-opens for half-term

Swansea's popular Blackpill Lido re-opens this Bank Holiday weekend for a summer of fun in the city.

Red Arrows Air Show

Spectacular Wales Airshow set for 2022 return

Some of the most exciting planes and airborne stunt shows are set to be flying high over Swansea next summer after the pandemic forced this year's Wales Airshow to be grounded.

71/72 Kingsway CGI

Summer start for major new Kingsway development

Work on a major new high-tech office development that will provide space for 600 jobs is set to begin in Swansea city centre this summer.


Say a half-term hello to Paws on Patrol

Representatives from Swansea's Paws on Patrol crime prevention network will be out and about during half-term.

Golden Grove Park

Play area gets the thumbs up from pupils

Children in Grovesend have given a big thumbs up to a newly upgraded play area in the village.

Colliers Way

Fifty new homes set to welcome first tenants

Some of the first new homes to be built by Swansea Council for a generation are being completed this month.

Copr Bay (May 2021)

New video and photos show Copr Bay progress

New drone footage and photos show even further progress for Swansea's emerging Copr Bay phase one district.

Mumbles Tiles

Sealife to be boosted by scientific Swansea tile team

A helping hand is being given to precious sealife that can flourish in the waters off Mumbles.

Concrete block installation (Mayhill)

Praise for community response after disturbance

Residents and businesses have been praised for helping put things right after the disturbances in Mayhill and Waun Wen last week.

Laboratory Building Plan

Plan approved to help save historic Swansea building

Swansea Council plans have been approved to save an historic former industrial building for future generations.

Mayhill & Waun Wen clean-up

Council deploys extra resources to community after disorder

Swansea Council has deployed extra resources to the Mayhill and Waun Wen area of the city following last night's disorder (May 20).

Cllr Mary Jones (Lord Mayor)

Long-serving councillor becomes Lord Mayor

Two of Swansea's longest-serving councillors have become Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor today.

Concrete block installation (Mayhill)

Praise for community clean-up volunteers

Swansea Council staff are continuing to support families following last night's disorder in the Mayhill and Waun Wen community.


Road closed for £200.000 upgrade

Swansea Council is starting a £200,000 resurfacing project this weekend in Carmel Road, Winch Wen.


New appointments to Swansea Council's Cabinet

SWANSEA Council is to drive through its ambitious plans to deliver on the priorities of the people of the city as it emerges from the pandemic.


Extra support in the pipeline for people at risk of homelessness

VULNERABLE families, young people, the elderly and others at risk of not having a roof over their heads are to get millions of pounds of extra support from Swansea Council in the year ahead.

Swansea at Night

Biggest-ever targeted support fund approved by Swansea Council Cabinet

Swansea Council's Cabinet has approved the biggest-ever package of targeted support for city communities emerging from the pandemic.


Communities get million-pound roads boost

COMMUNITIES across the city are getting a million-pound boost in road repair work over the coming year.

Former BHS

Hundreds have their say in community hub consultation

​​​​​​​More than 500 formal responses were given to a Swansea Council survey on plans to create a community hub in an existing city centre building.


Funding boost for city's Men's Sheds network

Nine projects that provide community spaces where people from all backgrounds can meet, chat and take part in activities to help reduce loneliness and isolation have shared more than £30,000 in funding from Swansea Council.


Crucial conservation work to preserve castle

Contractors are preparing to move on site to carry out crucial conservation work to help preserve one of Swansea's most historic landmarks.

Ashley Road Playing Fields

Community and sports groups to get free use of council pitches and outdoor spaces

Local sporting clubs, community groups and charities in Swansea are set to get free access to use council-owned playing fields, parks and outdoor spaces as the city emerges from the pandemic.


Road repairs budget set for £1.1m boost

COMMUNITIES across the city are set for a million-pound boost in road repair work over the coming year.

Mumbles Seawall

Mumbles sea defences: Consultation moves to next stage

​​​​​​​SWANSEA Council is launching the next phase in its consultation programme to upgrade sea defences to help protect Mumbles for the next century.


Popular venues set to re-open

Three of our city's popular venues are getting ready to welcome visitors back safely as Welsh Government Covid-19 restrictions continue to ease.

Port Eynon beach

More blue flags for our beautiful beaches

THREE of our beautiful Gower beaches have retained their Blue Flag status just in time for the late May Bank Holidays.


Fresh round of freelancer business grants available

Swansea Council is to offer a new round of grants to help freelance workers in the cultural and creative sectors through the pandemic.

Clyne Gardens (view of Swansea Bay).

Council supports communities emerging from lockdown with £20m investment

A £20m package of support for our communities aims to ensure no-one is left behind as Swansea emerges from the pandemic.

City centre

Major scheme planned to support all Swansea businesses

A £1 million scheme is soon being launched to encourage local shopping by helping local businesses in all communities across Swansea recover from the impact of Covid-19.


More schools set to benefit from record investment

Gowerton secondary school, YG Bryntawe and Swansea's special schools could be the next to benefit from record investment in school buildings in the city.


Lord Mayor opens new school for vulnerable pupils

A new school that is supporting some of Swansea's most vulnerable young people has been officially opened by the city's Lord Mayor.

St David's site

Pop-up park planned for Swansea city centre

A temporary pop-up park featuring green spaces and vibrant container units for local food and drink start-up businesses will be introduced in Swansea city centre.

Eating Outdoors

Outdoor trading: Fresh boost for Swansea hospitality trade

Swansea Council has served up another boost to the hospitality industry.

Plantasia NewBorn

Rainforest zoo celebrates birth of endangered species

Staff at Plantasia are celebrating the birth of two endangered species at the Swansea venue.

Jo Merrett and Carl Wiltshire

Foster couple's pride at changing young life

A couple who became foster carers almost year ago say it has given them immense pride in helping to change a young life for the better.

poo bins stickers

Please take your pet's poop home with you

SWANSEA Council is urging dog owners to do the right thing and put their pet's poop in the bin or take it home.


Tip Treasures re-opens for bargain-hunters

Visitors to Tip Treasures will find their favourite re-use shop has been extended and refurbished to include a swish new clothing section, thanks to funding from the Welsh Government.

Outdoor Dining

Restaurants, bars, cafés boosted by £1.2m in council assistance

​​​​​​​Swansea hospitality businesses are benefiting with hundreds of thousands of pounds in council assistance to help outdoor trading.


Support for groups tackling period poverty

Charities and organisations working to combat period poverty in Swansea are again being supported by the council.


It's time to pay tribute to our volunteers

Swansea is celebrating National Volunteers Week by paying tribute to the thousands of people who give-up their time to help others in the city.

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