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March 2020 press releases


Coronavirus: Switch to two-way Kingsway postponed

Work to switch eight Swansea city centre roads from one-way traffic to two-way has been postponed.


City-wide effort to provide food for vulnerable

COUNCIL staff and partners in city communities have been stepping up to the plate to support those most in need during the coronavirus crisis.


Market trader makes sure young customers stay in the picture

Swansea Market trader Debra Bissett is following her youngest customers through their earliest weeks - by bringing them together on her stall's Facebook page.


Emergency repair service goes on for council home tenants

Council tenants across Swansea continue to benefit from an emergency repair service for their homes.

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We're here for those who need to shield themselves from the virus

Vulnerable people who have been advised to stay at home for 12 weeks to help shield themselves from Coronavirus are getting help from Swansea Council staff working from a new helpline.


Coronavirus not an excuse for litter or fly-tipping

LITTER louts are being urged to stop disfiguring their neighbourhoods with litter or fly-tipping.


Market traders offer home deliveries following venue's closure

​​​​​​​Swansea Market businesses will be doing their bit for city communities despite the closure of the city centre venue at the weekend.

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Keep your distance plea - #stayhomesavelives

CITY residents are being urged to increase their efforts to keep their distance from other people during the Coronavirus crisis.

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Coronavirus - Swansea's main bus station to close

Swansea's main bus station will be closed to the public from Monday 30 March.

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Thousands of children helped by school meals service

AROUND 1,800 Swansea youngsters a day are benefiting from free school meals thanks to the efforts hard-working council catering staff.

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Coronavirus: Please join our city's army of volunteers

People are being urged to sign-up and join an army of volunteers who are making all the difference for those affected by Coronavirus.

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Coronavirus: Council retrains staff to support vulnerable.

Swansea Council staff are being retrained and redirected to support thousands of vulnerable people who'll be told by the NHS to shield themselves from Coronavirus.

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Coronavirus - Swansea's main bus station to close

Swansea's main bus station will be closed to the public from Monday 30 March.

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Council transforms way it works to help communities through crisis

SWANSEA Council is transforming the way it works to support local communities during the unprecedented Coronavirus crisis.

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City Centre Rangers

From today Swansea Council's City Centre Rangers are doing fewer foot patrols in order to help curtail the spread of coronavirus.

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£1m fund set to boost community projects across the city

SMALL scale projects that can make all the difference in city communities are set for a £1m boost.

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Support package announced for city's small businesses

The Welsh Government has announced a support package for businesses listed on the business rates register to help them through the Coronavirus crisis.


Coronavirus: Council events cancelled or postponed

Swansea Council has cancelled or postponed all cultural and tourism events it directly organises until the end of August.

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Leader urges 'stay at home and save lives'

Swansea Council has urged people to stay at home unless it is absolutely essential they need to leave.


Swansea's two-way Kingsway: Two weeks away

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


Awards hope for youth activity schemes

Two successful Swansea projects are in the running for prestigious UK awards that promote the positive effects of sport and activity.

Kingsway - 71 and 72 (road view).

Plans lodged for public-influenced high-tech Swansea building

Plans for a groundbreaking Swansea city centre building allowing tech and creative businesses to grow have been submitted for planning permission.


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 March 19 to April 3.


Excitement as pupils tour new school

Pupils from Gorseinon have enjoyed a tour of the new school they will occupy from September.

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Millions of pounds of investment set for city roads

The hugely-popular PATCH community road resurfacing programme is set to get a boost as part of £7.4m of investment in roads across the city in the coming year.


30 schools set to benefit from capital investment

THOUSANDS of pupils and teachers at 30 city schools are set to benefit from a share of Swansea Council's £8.1m capital programme being invested in upgrading buildings and equipment across the city.

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Council signs up to homelessness pledge

Swansea Council has joined organisations across Wales in adopting a Welsh Government pledge to prevent and end homelessness.

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£1m fund set to boost community projects across the city

SMALL scale projects that can make all the difference in city communities are set for a £1m boost.

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Park set for new lease of life

A MUCH-LOVED park in Clydach is set for a new lease of life thanks to proposals that will see it being run by the local community council.

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City theatre set to broaden audience and bring in new income

Swansea Council's ruling cabinet is being asked to rubber stamp a novel initiative to build a more diverse audience for the Grand Theatre.


Cutting edge film showcases Swansea's £1bn partnership vision

A high-tech campaign to bring £1bn of new investment to Swansea started today (note: March 4).


Council agrees big investment in community services

SWANSEA Council is investing millions of pounds more in social care, education and local communities after Council approved the budget for the coming financial year.

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Upgrade for park and ride sites

SWANSEA'S Park and Ride sites at Fabian Way and Landore have seen an upgrade to their car parking payment machines.

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Lights out for Earth Hour

SWANSEA residents are being urged to support next month's spectacular Earth Hour lights-out event to celebrate the planet and the need to protect it.

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Funding for growing network of Men's Shed

A COMMUNITY organisation that offers activities, a meeting place and friendship to reduce loneliness and isolation among men from all backgrounds in the Penderry area has received a boost from Swansea Council.

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Affordable homes set for Penyrheol site

Around 85 new affordable homes are set to be built in Gower View Road Penyrheol, thanks to a land sale agreed jointly by Welsh Government and Swansea Council.

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New bus passenger equipment installed in city

The latest in a series of bus passenger information improvements have been installed outside Swansea's High Street railway station.

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New crossing facilities will keep school children on the move

School children and cyclists in Swansea will be able to cross a busy junction much easier when improvements are introduced.


Around 60 schools to open for children of essential workers

Around 60 schools will open on Monday in Swansea to provide childcare for children of many key workers.

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Recycling sites closed to protect public in Swansea

Recycling sites in Swansea are closing their doors (23/3) to residents as part of the measures to combat the spread of the Coronavirus.


Swans Chairman puts out the call for volunteers to help Swansea

Swansea City FC Chairman, Trevor Birch, has put out a call for volunteers to help vulnerable people during the Coronavirus crisis

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