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November 2020 press releases

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Council pledges support for businesses

Swansea Council is pledging to do all it can to support local businesses as much as possible in the countdown to Christmas.

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Fund set up to help feed families facing poverty

Charities and volunteers aiming to transform lives by helping to put food on the tables of families facing hardship have the chance to do even more for their communities.

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Council welcomes Covid-19 link-up with South Wales Police

Swansea Council and South Wales Police have joined forces to help hospitality and other businesses slow the spread of Covid-19.

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Self-isolation payments get underway

Working people who've had to self-isolate because they have Covid-19 or have been in contact with someone who's tested positive have claimed much-needed Welsh Government grants with help from Swansea Council.

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Mini clean machines get to work in the city centre

Swansea city centre is set for cleaner streets following the launch of new innovative cleaning vehicles.

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Pension fund on course to hit green target

Swansea Council's award-winning pension fund is on course to cut its carbon footprint to 50% of index levels by next year, Full Council will be told next week.

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Council steps in with second rent holiday for business tenants

Swansea businesses and other organisations that occupy scores of council-owned property are to be given an extra rent break to help cope with the cost of the firebreak.


Road change means swifter Christmas shopping for motorists

Swansea's Christmas shoppers have been given a roads boost as they look to spend their money in city centre shops.


City focuses on how art can help activism

A powerful new Swansea exhibition is set to show how the arts can be used for protest - and how a desire for social change can drive creativity.

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Attractions open on Museum Park in Swansea city centre

City residents are getting the chance to enjoy a safe and festive visit to Christmas attractions at Museum Park in Swansea's city centre.

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Chalk trails show youngsters the way to lots more fun

CITY youngsters are getting the chance to add a little zip to daily walks in some of their local parks thanks to a new council initiative.

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Council supports White Ribbon Day

This week Swansea Council is promoting a national campaign to tackle male violence against women.

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Credit Unions offer alternative to high interest Christmas loans

People in Swansea are being urged to avoid high interest charges on Christmas loans and to use the city's credit union instead.


Beaujolais Day businesses thanked for following the rules

Licensed premises across Swansea have been thanked for working closely with the council and South Wales Police during Beaujolais Day.

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Shop local, shop Swansea, say traders and council

Swansea traders are urging people to continue shopping local through and beyond lockdown.


Inspirational teachers recognised at national awards

Two inspirational teachers in Swansea are finalists in this year's Welsh Government Professional Teaching Awards.


Climate change plan gets the green light

Swansea could go net carbon zero by the middle of the century under an ambitious vision agreed by the council's Cabinet today (November 19).

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Extra support if needed for WNPS

Swansea Council's Cabinet has agreed to offer new support to help Wales National Pool Swansea through the Covid-19 crisis.

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Cabinet backing for £200k all-weather pitch at Dylan Thomas School

Swansea Council's cabinet has approved plans for a new £200,000 all-weather sports facility at Dylan Thomas Community School.


Work on track to revive historic treasure

Work is on track on a two-year project to ignite the fortunes of Swansea's historic Palace Theatre building.


On street recycle scheme reaps benefits in Swansea

A pilot recycling scheme launched in Swansea city centre in 2019 has led to a huge increase in recycling.

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Good progress on 5 major school projects

Work is progressing well on five major school investment projects underway in Swansea.


Ice walk attraction to remain closed

Following updated public health advice received from the office of Wales' Chief Medical Officer over the weekend, it has been decided that the ice walk attractions, which were due to open in both Cardiff and Swansea city centres will remain closed to the public.

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Ball is rolling on £1m play fund

Every councillor in Swansea is being invited to a share of £1m to improve play facilities across the city.


​​​​​​​Thousands enjoy Virtual Christmas Parade from the comfort of their own homes

Around 25,000 people logged on to watch Swansea Council's countdown to Christmas begin with a Virtual Christmas Parade.

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Welsh Government announce self-isolation payments

People who have been told they must self-isolate as they have Covid-19 or have been in contact with someone who has it may be entitled to a £500 payment from the Welsh Government.


Dramatic video marks landmark moment for Swansea.

A milestone moment in one of Wales' most high-profile current regeneration schemes was marked by the online release of a dramatic video today.

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Free courses to help get residents online

Swansea Council is promoting free courses to help more people get online during National Adult Safeguarding Week.

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Extra funding being channelled to local businesses

More than £1.1m of extra support is set to go out over the coming weeks to local businesses aiming to protect jobs and weather the challenges of Covid-19.

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Sports pitch planned for Dylan Thomas School

Dylan Thomas Community School is set to become the latest comprehensive in Swansea to benefit from an all-weather pitch.


We're helping you stay safe this Christmas, says council

Swansea's festive season begins this weekend - and it will be one like no other.


Swansea sends #PoppiestoPaddington

Poppy wreaths have been placed on a special train in Swansea bound for London.


Vibrant future district will reflect city's rich Welsh and industrial heritage

Generations of Swansea families who helped the area become an industrial powerhouse are to be recognised in the name of a vibrant new city centre district.

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New council-run bus service will help during bridge work

A new temporary mini bus service is being introduced by Swansea Council to help transport residents between Gorseinon and Pontarddulais.

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Taking pride in Interfaith Week

Swansea Council and the city's Interfaith Forum are joining up to help celebrate Interfaith Week this week.


Digital technology gives view of future as part of £1bn Swansea regeneration

Pioneering technology has been unveiled at a Swansea city centre regeneration project, allowing visitors to peer into the future.


Wanted: Developer to bring top class public facilities to prime seafront site

Developers are being invited to bring top class new public facilities to an under-used seafront site.

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Gower road reopens after repair of sinkhole

A main road through Gower has reopened to motorists following the completion of emergency repairs to a large sinkhole.


City centre car parking boost launched

A new car parking incentive scheme is being introduced in Swansea city centre from November 9 to help the city recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.


Services resume after firebreak ends

Recycling centres and libraries are among council services that will resume in Swansea on Monday as the firebreak lockdown in Wales comes to an end.

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City culture project wins top UK award

A project run by Swansea Council's Dylan Thomas Service has won a UK national award.


Please pay your Remembrance respects at home

Swansea Council is urging residents to join in the National Two Minute Silence on Sunday at 11am by standing on their doorsteps in honour of those who have served their country.


Firebreak grants worth £10.7m go to thousands of city businesses

Thousands of city businesses are benefiting this week from almost £10.7m in grants to help them get through the latest Covid-19 firebreak.

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Council working with Royal British Legion for safe Remembrance events

The Royal British Legion and Swansea Council have joined forces to commemorate those in the armed forces who have served their country

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All weather sports pitch announced for the Bont

A floodlit all-weather sports pitch is coming to Pontarddulais.


Plea to public as Covid pressures increase on local health and social care services

People in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot are being urged to continue playing their part to keep health and social care services from becoming overwhelmed.


Council's carbon neutral pledge

Swansea Council is pledging to become net carbon neutral within the next 10 years.


City sets its sights on age friendly status

Swansea has set its sights on working towards official Age Friendly status from the World Health Organisation.


Pupils brighten construction site of new school

The new Pupil Referral Unit being built in Swansea is already a work of art.

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Council working with city's universities and police to tackle spread of COVID-19

Swansea Council, South Wales Police and the city's two universities are continuing to work together to encourage local communities to help tackle the spread of Covid-19.

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Teamwork helps tackle homelessness in Swansea

Homelessness and rough sleeping in Swansea is being drastically reduced thanks to ongoing efforts by Swansea Council and partner organisations.

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City road closed due to landslip to be rebuilt

A Swansea road, closed to vehicles since October 2019, is set to rebuilt to make it safe again.

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