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June 2020 press releases

Bulky Waste

Bulky waste collections help householders tidy up their homes

FROM mattresses to sofas and fridges to garden tools, the people of Swansea are having grand clear-outs of their homes during the lockdown.

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Big demand for council homes in Swansea community prompt further development

Swansea Council's continued investment in council homes in the city is helping to return a former community building into three new family homes in Fforesthall.


Schools open for catch-up sessions with pupils

All schools in Swansea opened today as they started offering 'Check in, Catch-up and Prepare' sessions to pupils.

Fabian Way

Transport improvement planned for Fabian Way

Major plans are in the pipeline to improve transport infrastructure into and out of Swansea at a key gateway.

Kingsway - 71 and 72 (road view).

Construction firms set to bid for landmark development

Construction companies are to have the chance to develop a ground-breaking building designed to attract innovative tech and creative businesses to the heart of Swansea city centre.

City Centre Shops

Business grants prove a lifeline for Swansea traders

A city business leader has praised a grants scheme which has seen more than 3,900 businesses across Swansea secure almost £50m of support to help them get through the pandemic.

Coronavirus Testing

Businesses can 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.


Key work to take place on city centre roads

Important overnight work is due to take place on a number of Swansea city centre roads from June 30 to July 17.


School make-over completed ahead of pupils' return

Work to improve classrooms at a popular Swansea primary school has been completed ahead of more pupils returning on Monday.


Chance to bid for work on Swansea school construction

Welsh businesses eager to be part of an £11.5m new-build Swansea school construction scheme are being invited to find out what opportunities will be available.

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Public toilets in Swansea set to reopen

Public toilets in Swansea are being prepared for reopening by Swansea Council.

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Schools and teachers thanked for crisis response

Swansea Council has thanked teachers for going "above and beyond" during the coronavirus crisis as schools prepare to safely welcome more pupils back on Monday.

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Job seekers supported during Covid crisis

Staff at Swansea Council's Tackling Poverty Section have continued to support people into work while also helping out with the wider Covid-19 crisis response


Less than a week for businesses to bid for Welsh Government grant

Swansea businesses hoping to take advantage of a Welsh Government grants scheme have less than a week to get their applications in.


Wanted: Great ideas to help rural Swansea - and the planet

Bright new ideas are sought to help improve the Swansea area's rural communities.

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Council pulls out all the stops to support homeless through pandemic

Intensive efforts to bring empty council homes back into use is paying off for homeless people and those in housing need.

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Online celebration of Armed Forces Day in our city

Our city's Armed Forces Day commemorations are going online this year.

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Young Red Arrows fans in with a chance of winning a pilot suit

Young Red Arrows fans are getting the chance to win their very own pilot's suit as part of the Wales Airshow #AtHome programme.

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More trees set to go in as part of arena project

Work is set to start this week on widening a city centre street ready for two-way traffic as part of the Swansea arena project.


Thank you retailers, says foodbank leader

A key figure in a Swansea foodbank has praised the way local shops have helped during the coronavirus crisis.


Swansea tourism businesses rally to support city through pandemic

A range of Swansea enterprises have been praised for adapting and diversifying to support key workers and others.

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Award-winning market ready to welcome back customers

Our city centre's award-winning indoor market will be open from Monday.

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Customers urged to observe 2m rule as city prepares for shops to re-open

Preparations are under way for the re-opening of city centre shopping in Swansea on Monday as customers are urged to shop responsibly and maintain the two-metre rule.

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Plans agreed to replace expensive heating in Swansea homes

Homes across Swansea which are reliant on expensive electric heating systems and solid fuels are to be given support to install cheaper gas central heating.


Chatbot for domestic abuse support is Welsh first

Swansea Council has become the first in Wales to launch a hi-tech chatbot to help support people experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse.

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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.

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Housing repair teams back to near normal service for tenants

Housing maintenance teams in Swansea are getting back to a near-normal repairs service for the council's 13,000 domestic tenants.


Pontarddulais foodbank providing vital supplies

Hundreds of families in a Swansea community are being provided with vital food parcels thanks to efforts of volunteers and Swansea Council.


Global audience for Swansea's cultural innovation

The innovative way in which Swansea had adapted its cultural life for lockdown is being discussed around the world.


Dan joins team supporting adults with learning disabilities at home

Dozens of adults with learning disabilities have continued to be supported throughout the coronavirus crisis by Swansea Council.

Oystermouth Cemetery

More mourners allowed to attend funerals at city cemeteries

Grieving families will now be able to invite up to 20 mourners to funerals at Swansea crematorium and at burials in the Council operated cemeteries.

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Admiral Swansea Bay 10k will see you next year

This year's Admiral Swansea Bay 10k, which was also set to celebrate the 40th race, has been postponed until Sunday, September 19 2021.

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Loan shark warning as Covid crisis bites

Residents in Swansea struggling to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic are being urged not to turn to loan sharks.


15,000 requests for help answered during Covid crisis

Almost 15,000 requests for help in the community have been answered by Swansea Council's Local Area Coordinators and an army of community champions since the coronavirus crisis began.

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City to pay its respects on Grenfell Tower anniversary

Swansea's Guildhall is to light up in green on Sunday as the city remembers those who died at Grenfell Tower exactly three years ago

More wild flowers

Wildflowers set to brighten-up city this summer

Sections of our communities are set to enjoy a blaze of colour this summer thanks to the council's wildflower planting scheme.


Work starts Monday on new home for Welsh medium school

Preparatory work is due to start on Monday ahead of construction of a brand new home for a successful Welsh medium primary school with extra places for pupils and a Flying Start centre.

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High 5 winner urges recognition for 'unsung heroes'

A former winner of the High 5 Awards run by Swansea Council to recognise inspirational city youngsters says carers are 'unsung heroes'.

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Thousands of businesses set to see business rates scrapped for this year

Thousands of city retailers, pubs, restaurants, cafes, hotels, gyms and similar businesses in Swansea could see business rates scrapped for this year.


Red Arrows squadron leader and other fliers ready to answer your questions!

Have you ever wondered what it's like to fly a Red Arrows jet?

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Grass cutting services resume at city cemeteries

Grass cutting teams in Swansea Council have resumed work at the city's cemeteries.


Council to celebrate Wales Airshow with virtual online celebration

The Swansea Council team that organises the annual Wales Airshow is planning to celebrate the event in an alternative way this year.

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Small businesses urged to get grant bids in as deadline looms

Swansea businesses hoping to take advantage of a Welsh Government grants scheme have only a few weeks left to get their applications in.


Hundreds helped through shielding by council food deliveries

Swansea Council is delivering emergency food parcels to 500 shielded individuals to help them cope with the pandemic.

Carers Week 2020

City helps raise visibility of carers in special week

Swansea's paying tribute to the tens of thousands of carers who go the extra mile every single day to support those who could not manage without their help

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1,200 visitors a day take advantage of recycling centres

Well-over 1,000 people a day are taking advantage of the services on offer at our city's recycling centres.

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Hoardings to signal start of new life for historic Palace

The public will see the first visible signs of regeneration work on an historic Swansea building this week (w/c June 8).


Group still tackling period poverty during Covid crisis

A group set-up to tackle period poverty in Swansea has been continuing its work during the coronavirus pandemic by supporting people who need period products by regularly donating to food banks and other drop-ins that are still open at the moment.

Young Adult Carers

City helps raise visibility of carers in special week

SWANSEA'S paying tribute to the tens of thousands of carers who go the extra mile every single day to support those who could not manage without their help.


Foodbank support reaches thousands across city

Thousands of people have been supported by Swansea's foodbanks in recent weeks.


Here's Swansea's new arena - as you've never seen it!

We got up-close to the emerging structure on Thursday to bring you this update.


Tenants being kept safe during pandemic by council repair team

Housing maintenance teams in Swansea are continuing to assist council tenants with emergency repairs at their homes during the coronavirus pandemic.


Parents to be kept informed during countdown to schools opening

Swansea Council has written to all parents to reassure them that they will be kept up-to-date as plans are developed for the safe re-opening of schools.

Road Resurfacing

Road resurfacing programme aims to help city on the move

Ten roads in Swansea are set to be part of a series of resurfacing projects in the coming fortnight.


Work starts on Swansea Market £439,000 improvements

Work has started on an improvements package at Swansea's award-winning indoor market.


Foodbank experience handy as new pop-up service launches

A decade after setting up her first foodbank, Ann Griffiths is still serving vulnerable people.

Road Repairs

Hundreds of road repairs taking place across the city

COUNCIL highways teams are continuing their efforts to keep the city on the move by carrying out hundreds of road repairs since the start of the lockdown.

Recycling Centres Reopen

You can take more things to our recycling centres

OUR city's recycling centres are to extend the range of materials they'll accept from Thursday 4 June. All five centres will be back to a near normal service in terms of the recycling materials they'll take.

Volunteers Week - Tramshed

Volunteers Week shout out to those who support Swansea Council events and cultural venues

THE unsung heroes who make sure major events are a success or who help out some of our most popular cultural venues are getting their time in the limelight this week


New social media support helps you celebrate Swansea's wildlife

The Swansea Local Nature Partnership has launched a Twitter account to coincide with Wales Nature Week (May 30-June 7).

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Reopening of Schools

We have already been working closely with schools and other partners to plan for a safe re-opening of schools in Swansea.

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Ty Tom Jones opens to help tackle homelessness during pandemic

People sleeping rough in Swansea are being supported by a rapidly implemented project that will help people experiencing homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic.


Plans for high-tech Swansea building approved

Plans for a groundbreaking Swansea city centre building that allows innovative tech and creative businesses to establish and grow were given planning permission today.

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Council works with tech giant to boost domestic abuse support

Swansea Council is working with tech giants Microsoft to become the first council in Wales to use a bot to help support people experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse


Leisure centres kept in prime condition through coronavirus crisis

Swansea's popular leisure centres, including the LC, are in good hands during the lockdown.

Langland Bay

Beach car parks reopen in Swansea

Council-run car parks along Swansea's coastline have reopened to motorists

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Help for young children with road safety during lockdown

Young children in Swansea are getting tips on road safety during the coronavirus lockdown.


Communities set to start benefiting from crowdfund project

New initiative Crowdfund Swansea is beginning to deliver benefits to people around the city.


A greener Kingsway as more trees are planted

The Kingsway is looking greener than ever at the heart of Swansea city centre.


Thousands thanked as council marks Volunteers Week

People in Swansea are this week being urged to recognise and thank the thousands of volunteers who give-up their time to make the city a better place for everyone.

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