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July 2020 press releases

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Hospitality businesses urged to heed advice on indoor opening

Good luck to those hospitality businesses preparing to open inside on Monday.


Going out is getting better - but please stay careful

Cafes, restaurants and bars will soon be able to welcome you back indoors but the message remains the same: Keep Swansea safe.


Starting a new business? Head for Swansea, says magazine

Swansea is flying high in a new league table of great places to start up a business.


Wind Street set to be more pedestrian-friendly from Monday

A test to see how a virtually traffic-free Wind Street will benefit Swansea is to begin on Monday(note: Aug 3).

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Free parking continues in Swansea city centre

Free parking in Swansea city centre is being extended until the middle of August.


Time to register to vote

Swansea residents are being urged to look out for their voter registration forms that will be popping through letter boxes from the council's electoral services teams in the next few weeks.

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Stay safe near water this summer

Visitors and residents alike are being urged to stay safe around our coasts and rivers this summer.


Outdoor furniture grants available for Swansea hospitality business

Swansea Council today begins to offer grants to help restaurants, bars and cafés re-open safely and serve food outside.

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Bike winner in Swansea helping to get more kids in the saddle

Children in Swansea will be encouraged to get on a bike and cycle to school as part of a new campaign


Fantasy helps library fans escape lockdown doldrums

Thrillers, escapism and Harry Potter are the stories locked-down adults and children alike have been turning to over the last few months in greater numbers than ever.

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Call centre team supporting 3,000 callers a week

Council staff working in a virtual call centre are taking more than 3,000 calls a week to help residents with everything from burst water pipes to wasp infestations and missed bin collections.


Swansea city centre's new two-way road system: Open now

Motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and businesses have started using a new two-way road system in Swansea city centre.

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Try a free bite-sized course ahead of Adult Learners' Week

MORE than 40 free bite-sized taster sessions in 15 different subjects will be available in the coming weeks as Swansea Council celebrates the build-up to Adult Learners' Week.


Swansea city centre's new two-way roads: Please plan ahead

Motorists and pedestrians are being urged to plan ahead before making a trip into or around Swansea city centre from this Sunday, July 26.

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​​​​​​​A year on: Memories of star's red carpet visit

Swansea was in the national spotlight a year ago today (note: July 24) when Hollywood star Catherine Zeta-Jones walked the red carpet.

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City to celebrate National Play Day online

Swansea will be celebrating National Play Day next month although this year's event will be a little different.


Be vigilant against Coronavirus scammers

Swansea Trading Standards are warning people to be extra vigilant against a number of scams which are circulating playing on people's fears of the Coronavirus.


A record £5 million investment is set to boost cycling in Swansea

Swansea Council has received confirmation of £5.1m of Active Travel funding after successfully bidding to the Welsh Government for the money.


Finishing touches ahead of new school's September opening

The finishing touches are being made to a £6.9m new school for Gorseinon ahead of its opening to pupils in September.


Going the extra mile to keep children fed

Volunteers from St Thomas Church are working with the council to deliver 600 food parcels each week throughout the school summer holidays to households across Swansea who are eligible for free school meals.

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Play areas re-open for the summer holidays

Children's play areas are set to re-open in the next couple of weeks as part of Swansea Council's response to Welsh Government easing of lockdown measures.

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New litter campaign aims to help clean up communities

SWANSEA Council has launched a hard-hitting summer anti-littering campaign to encourage visitors and residents alike to do the right thing and take their rubbish home with them.


Court due to be set up in Swansea Civic Centre

A temporary court room is to be set up in the council chamber at Swansea's Civic Centre.

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Road resurfacing works planned in Swansea

More road resurfacing works are planned in Swansea to help give them a new lease of life.

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Welcome return for Singleton Park Botanical Gardens

One of our city's much-loved landmarks is set to re-open to the public on Monday after a four-month hibernation forced by the coronavirus pandemic.


Family favourite set to reopen for animal and plant lovers

The much loved animals of Swansea's popular Plantasia are set to welcome back the public from tomorrow, July 18.

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Foster Swansea staging virtual information event

Anyone interested in finding out more about fostering is being invited to attend a virtual information event being organised by Foster Swansea.


​​​​​​​Businesses to benefit from swifter outdoor trading decisions

Swansea Council is working on plans to offer hospitality businesses around the city the chance to do more business outdoors.


Parents updated on plans for September school return

Swansea Council is working with all of its schools to plan a safe and organised return of all pupils in September.


It's the weekend - but not as you know it

Friday and Saturday nights out are back for Swansea this weekend - but very different to how you remember them.

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Transport funding to boost bus services approved

More than £800,000 of Welsh Government transport funding is being used to improve transport links in Swansea.

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Huge investment expected in Swansea for cycle routes

Swansea Council is expecting good news to be announced this month in relation to investment in cycle network infrastructure in the city.


Support still at hand for shielding residents

Swansea Council will continue to deliver emergency food parcels to residents who have been told to shield until restrictions are lifted next month.

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Budget performance will help council manage Coronavirus challenge

Swansea Council's Cabinet has agreed the benefits of an improved budget position for the last financial year be used to offset financial pressures on the council in the year ahead.


Support put in place for much-loved leisure venues

A support package to help support council-owned leisure services through the pandemic has been agreed by Swansea Council's Cabinet.


Market traders to share in £200,000 subsidy package

Traders at Swansea's award-winning indoor market are to benefit from a £200,000 package to help tide them through the pandemic.

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Council seeks interest in litter enforcement partnership

Litter louts and dog owners who allow their pets to foul public areas are set to be targeted with fines in Swansea.

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Library service means housebound readers never lost for words

Around 150 people who rely on Swansea's library service to keep them cwtched-up with a good book, have not been lost for words during the pandemic.

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Thousands of education staff tested at Bay Field Hospital

Thousands of education staff in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot have had blood tests at the Bay Field Hospital over the last few weeks to find out if they have antibodies evidencing a previous COVID-19 infection.


Swansea's two-way Kingsway: Under two weeks away

​​​​​​​Plans are being made for significant work that will help deliver Swansea city centre regeneration plans.


Swansea attraction recognised as a best in class for families

A Swansea gallery is shortlisted in an awards scheme celebrating those making an outstanding contribution to family-friendly arts and culture.


Beaches set to start benefiting from crowdfund project

New initiative Crowdfund Swansea is set to deliver cleaner beaches around the city.

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More toilets added to the list reopened in Swansea

More public toilets in Swansea are set to open from Friday 10 July.


Flowers help celebrate 10 years of city's special status

A special flower display is helping Swansea to mark 10 years as a City of Sanctuary.


Campaign launches to help Swansea Bay tourism restart after lockdown

People who love getting out and about are being encouraged to share what they have missed about Swansea Bay while everyone has been staying at home.


Art gallery kept in prime condition through pandemic

Swansea's nationally acclaimed Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is in good hands during the pandemic.


Safety first message for customers as hospitality businesses start to re-open

Preparations are under way for the limited re-opening of Swansea cafes, restaurants and bars in Swansea on Monday, July 13.

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Businesses urged to get their staff tested for Coronavirus

Businesses in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot are being targeted with advice on how they can get their staff tested for coronavirus.

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Pupils to return to school in September

Swansea Council has written to the parents of thousands of pupils to update them on returning to school after the summer break.

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Work starts on £9.9m new home for primary school

Work is starting on a new £9.9m home for a thriving Welsh medium primary school that will transform education for a generation of pupils.

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Please enjoy Swansea attractions responsibly

Residents and visitors alike are being urged to enjoy our city's parks and beaches responsibly as the lockdown eases over the coming weeks.

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Council budget position improves by £18m

Swansea Council's budget position for 2019/20 has improved by £18m compared to estimates set out at the beginning of the financial year.

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Market traders may benefit from council rent relief scheme

Traders at Swansea's award-winning indoor market are set to benefit from a £200,000 package to help tide them through the pandemic.

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Swansea project supporting social workers is UK first

A pilot project is taking place in Swansea to support the wellbeing of staff working with vulnerable young people and their families.


Would-be fundraisers to benefit from virtual workshop

Swansea residents who would like to raise funds for community projects are invited to a virtual workshop hosted by crowdfunding specialists.


Work starts to improve and expand in-demand comprehensive

Work is underway to extend and improve buildings at a comprehensive school in Swansea to meet the growing demand for Welsh medium education places in the city.


Council helps key city leisure partners through pandemic

Swansea Council is set to offer new support to help key partner organisations through the coronavirus crisis.

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City bus station set to reopen Sunday 12 July

Swansea's main bus station will open its doors to bus passengers from Sunday 12 July.

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Magistrate orders Swansea gym to close

Businesses who fail to comply with lock down law will face legal action, Swansea Council has warned.

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Resurfacing works planned for Swansea roads

More roads in Swansea are set for resurfacing works to help give them a new lease of life.


Council helps Swansea Bay tourism restart after lockdown

Swansea Council is working with tourism providers to support them in reopening safely.


Wales Airshow 2021 date announced

​​​​​​​Swansea Council has confirmed that one of its flagship annual events, the Wales Airshow, will be back next year.

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Pupils return to excellent news after school inspection

Pupils returning to Birchgrove Primary this week have had something extra to celebrate as inspectors have judged their school to be excellent in all areas.

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Campaign highlights help for abuse or neglect concerns

A campaign launched today across Wales which encourages people to contact social services if they are worried that a family member, friend or neighbour is at risk of abuse, neglect and harm.


Family favourite kept in prime condition through pandemic crisis

The much-loved animals in Swansea's popular Plantasia are in good hands during the pandemic.

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Reopening of more public toilets in Swansea

More public toilets in Swansea are set to open from Monday 6 July.


Family favourite kept in prime condition through pandemic crisis

The much loved animals in Swansea's popular Plantasia are in good hands during the pandemic.

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Lockdown 'Phone Buddies' support each other through Covid crisis

People who have never met face to face have been helping each other through the coronavirus crisis in Swansea with regular chats and a listening ear.

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PPE service helping keep communities safe

Thousands of workers in Private and Council care homes and other care settings on frontline services in Swansea have benefited from more than 3.5m items of personal protection equipment supplied by the council.


Airshow digital celebration set for take-off

Synchronize your watches: The timetable for this Saturday's Wales Airshow #AtHome digital celebration is out!

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Books are back for library fans

Lovers of the printed word are now able to get the books they wish for as Swansea Libraries have launched a 'Phone and Pick Up' book service for local residents.


Wanted: Creative minds to re-imagine key market zone

Interior design specialists are being sought to re-model a key area of Swansea Market.

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