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October 2020 press releases

Christmas countdown 2020

Christmas countdown starts this weekend

The countdown to Christmas in Swansea is starting this weekend as work begins on setting up a festive Alpine Village in the heart of Museum Park.


Welsh businesses get new chance to bid for Swansea arena work

Welsh businesses are being urged to bid for new contracts on building the £135m Swansea Central Phase One scheme.


Support in place for lonely and isolated

A HUGE community effort during the first lockdown means there is already support in place for many lonely or isolated people in the city during the current firebreak.

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Thousands of businesses set to benefit as grant scheme opens

Thousands of city businesses are set to benefit from two grant schemes set worth millions of pounds which have gone live today (Wednesday).

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Contact tracers work flat-out to help prevent the spread of Covid19

Teams of council-operated contact tracers in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot have been working flat-out over the last few weeks to help slow the spread of Covid-19.


Free school meal funding for Christmas and Easter

Pupils in Swansea who are eligible for free school meals will continue to receive them during the school holidays including this Christmas and up to and including the Easter break in 2021.


Domestic abuse support is 24/7 in lockdown

Support remains in place 24/7 in Swansea for people experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse.

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New local care projected trialled in two Swansea communities

A project connecting people to local care and support services to help them remain in their own homes is being trialled in two Swansea communities.

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Main route through Swansea community to be improved

One of the main routes through a Swansea community is being upgraded as part of Swansea Council multi million pound investment of the city's roads.


Contractors to continue on Kingsway scheme through firebreak

The firebreak will see more work carried out as Swansea's Kingsway project moves closer to completion.


Culture goes online to help residents through firebreak

Some of Swansea's leading cultural services plan to make sure that residents are stimulated through the firebreak.


​​​​​​​ISG and Swansea reach new heights at regeneration project

ISG and Swansea Council celebrated reaching the latest milestone on the Swansea Fusion tower block at the topping out ceremony this week.


Firebreak school arrangements highlighted for parents

Swansea Council has written to parents and carers explaining school arrangements for the next few weeks and urging them to help keep coronavirus out of the classroom.

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Libraries celebrate writers in Black History Month

Book lovers in Swansea are being urged to check out some of the best and latest books by black authors as the council's library service celebrates Black History Month.


Rangers on city centre duty during firebreak

SWANSEA'S city centre rangers will be on duty throughout the Welsh Government's firebreak lockdown to support businesses and shoppers.

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Council pledges further support for business affected by firebreak

City businesses are set to get millions of pounds more of support to help tide them through the Welsh Government Covid-19 firebreak announced on Monday.


Essential Swansea Indoor Market services continue through firebreak

Our city's indoor market is set to remain open for essential retail businesses and takeaway café services during the Covid-19 firebreak.


Employee of the month Steve Crouch loves his new job

A successful scheme that gets people back into work has helped a Swansea man shine on one of the city's biggest ever developments.

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Council services ready to support communities through firebreak

Swansea Council is transforming the way it works to support communities and families and protect jobs and businesses through the firebreak announced by the Welsh Government yesterday.

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Swansea schools save money by reducing their carbon footprint

Three Swansea schools are set to see their energy bills reduced after they had solar cells fitted during the summer holidays.

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Covid 19 enforcement team needed to help support businesses in Swansea

Businesses in Swansea are set to get more help and advice about covid 19 rules with the creation of a new team at Swansea Council.


Businesses urged to play key roles in city regeneration catalyst

Welsh retail and hospitality businesses are being urged to explore new openings at one of the country's highest profile regeneration schemes.


Anti-slavery campaigner to be honoured with blue plaque

Swansea woman Jessie Donaldson who bravely fought slavery in America around 170 years ago is to be honoured by her home city.

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Hopes for Gower sinkhole to be repaired quickly

Efforts to repair a popular road through Gower are continuing so it can be reopened quickly.


Multi-million pound digital boost a step closer for South West Wales

A multi-million pound investment to boost digital connectivity across the Swansea Bay City Region took a big step forward today.

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New post Covid-19 era will see transformation for council services

SWANSEA Council's Cabinet has agreed plans that will see services for our communities transformed to meet the challenges of a post Covid-19 era.


Council to work with businesses on city's economic recovery

SWANSEA Council is set to join forces with businesses and communities to shape our city's economic recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.


Council welcomes free school meal holiday funding

Swansea Council will provide parents and carers with free school meal support during the half-term, Christmas and Easter school holidays.


​​​​​​​Cabinet update: Council finances remain strong

A report shows that Swansea Council is carefully managing its budget this year whilst playing a key role in tackling coronavirus.

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Queen honours Swansea Council worker for coronavirus effort

A Swansea Council worker who has helped coordinate the city's response to the coronavirus has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM).


More grants available for Swansea cultural and creative freelancers

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

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Job support and training for people hit by pandemic

People who have lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic are being assured that support and training is available to help them back into the workplace.

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Pubs in Swansea ignoring coronavirus rules forced to close

Four more Swansea-based licensed businesses have been forced to close temporarily after failing to make their premises safe for customers.


Work underway on £11.5m new build for school

Work is underway on a £11.5m new build for YGG Tirdeunaw in Swansea.


Tips offered on rural Swansea grant bids of up to £50k

Swansea Council is offering grants of up to £50,000 to innovative community-led projects that would boost the county's rural areas.

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New booking system set to improve waiting times for visitors to recycling site

A new booking system is set to be introduced at Swansea's biggest recycling centre to help reduce waiting times for residents visiting the site.

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Don't clock off from Covid - message to workers

Workers in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot are being reminded about the importance of following Covid-19 guidance on their way to and from work, as well as during breaks.

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Foals to headline Singleton Park next summer

Foals have announced that they will headline Swansea's Singleton Park on Friday 14th August 2021. The award-winning four-piece will play Swansea before headlining in Cardiff.


Culture and construction come together to point to future

A Swansea arts organisation is bringing international artwork to the streets by using safety hoardings around one of the city's highest profile construction sites.


Seafood on the menu as Swansea school pals enjoy nutrition tips

Primary school pupils are being given the chance to learn more about local seafood and nutrition.

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Council set to help shape city's economic recovery from Covid-19

SWANSEA Council is set to join forces with businesses and communities to shape our city's economic recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.


Council pledge to tackle homelessness in post Covid-19 times

SWANSEA Council has pledged to do all it can to ensure there will be no going back to homelessness for those who've been supported through the pandemic.

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Gower road sinkhole investigations continue

Investigations are continuing on a section of road in Gower where fears of the presence of sinkholes have forced an immediate road closure.

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Council finances remain strong in face of Covid costs

A new report shows that Swansea Council is carefully managing its budget this year whilst playing a key role in tackling coronavirus.

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Council unveils transformation plans for post Covid-19 era

Swansea Council is setting out plans that will see services for our communities transformed to meet the challenges of a post Covid-19 era.

Covid Local Testing Site to be set up in Swansea theatre

People showing symptoms of Covid-19 in Swansea are to have access to a seven-days-a-week walk-in Local Testing Site (LTS).


Council signs up to hate crime charter

Swansea Council has reaffirmed its commitment to support and promote the rights of victims and communities when hate incidences and crimes take place.


Multi-million pound digital boost in pipeline for South West Wales

A multi-million pound investment is on the way to boost digital connectivity across the Swansea Bay City Region.


Open now: Swansea Market's new public toilets

You don't have to spend a single penny at Swansea Market's new customer toilets.


Businesses praised for doing their bit on Covid-19

Swansea businesses have been praised for their commitment to doing their bit to protect local communities by abiding by the Covid-19 rules.


More reasons to love being local in Swansea

Swansea businesses are working with the council to make the area even more attractive to local people during the current lockdown.

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Suppliers guide helps keep business local

A NEW online Swansea Council Suppliers' Guide has been launched to help keep money in the local economy.

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Communities praised for playing key role in Covid fight

Three Swansea communities have been praised for helping the city fight the pandemic in a new way.


Plans submitted to bring new life to historic treasure

Plans have been submitted for the restoration and conversion of Swansea's historic Palace Theatre building.


Council working with specialist to repair road on Gower

An underground hole the size of three terraced houses has been found just beneath a section of the South Gower Road between Penmaen and the turn-off to Oxwich.


Plea to support city food banks

People in Swansea are being urged to continue to make donations to the network of food banks in the city as more families turn to them for support.


Permission granted for revamp at former city centre bank building

Plans have been approved to transform a prominent commercial building in Swansea city centre.


Residents and businesses urged to make the most of NHS Covid-19 App

We're encouraging Swansea businesses and residents to make the most of the new NHS Covid-19 app.

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Modernisation plans for council tenants in Swansea

PLANS aiming to modernise housing services for tenants in Swansea are to be considered by Cabinet next week.

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