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October 2019 press releases


Council launches crowdfunding initiative to boost communities

A crowdfunding initiative has been launched by Swansea Council to help improve communities throughout the area.


Chelsea and Roxanne - the future of Welsh cultural heritage

​​​​​​​Two young women are putting their faith in Swansea's rich history to forge big futures for themselves.


Help your award-winning market chase ultimate accolade

BUSY shoppers and other fans of Wales' largest indoor market are being urged to vote for Swansea Indoor Market in this year's British market awards.

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New school for city's vulnerable pupils taking shape

A brand new teaching facility that is taking shape in Swansea will make a huge difference to the pupils and their teachers when they move in next year, a headteacher has said.


School celebrates governor's British Empire Medal

When Ian Jenkins learned that he was to be awarded a British Empire Medal there was only one place to the hold ceremony - the school where he has been a volunteer governor for the last 23 years.


School's praise for unsung pupils is chocolate

For those of a certain age a surprise call to attend the headteacher's office was not often something to be celebrated.

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World Cup semi-final set for big screen show

RUGBY fans are getting the chance to see Wales' final two games of the Rugby World Cup on Swansea's Giant screen in the city centre.

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Half-term fun in store at Dylan Thomas Centre

POETRY activities and themed crafts will be among the fun in a family-friendly birthday bash for Swansea's most famous son.


Restoration work on historic bridge moves closer

Detailed investigations are being undertaken on an historic Swansea landmark.


Foster carers' children recognised for their crucial role

Sons and daughters who welcome foster children in to their own families are being recognised as part of Sons and Daughters' Month (1-31 October).

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Celebrated writer and artist to judge leading Swansea competition

A writer and artist whose work is recognised across Wales and the world are to judge a leading Swansea competition.


Common land application for school site is turned down

A WELSH Government inspector has turned down an application to register Gorseinon's Parc y Werin as common land.


New Welsh-medium primary school for Swansea set to open in 2021

A CONTRACTOR has been appointed to build a new home for a thriving Welsh medium primary school in Swansea.

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Applications now open for school places in Swansea

Applications are now open for primary and secondary school places in Swansea.


Please help Swansea Council tackle poverty

Swansea Council reiterated its pledge to tackle poverty this week.

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Housing developer and tree contractor hit with huge fines

Swansea Council has welcomed the sentencing of a group of people involved in the felling of a large number of protected trees in the city.


New-look car park boost for attraction visitors

Improvements to a key Swansea car park are set to help users of major attractions such as the LC and the National Waterfront Museum.

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BBC One Show broadcaster set to launch Swansea forum for families of disabled children

Award-winning broadcaster Carrie Grant will be the guest speaker at the launch of a new peer led forum in Swansea that will give parents and carers of children with disabilities and additional needs a greater voice in the way services in the city are run.


Double national honour for Swansea art gallery

A Swansea cultural gem is the only Welsh venue to be selected as part of the respected British Art Network this year.


Record entries for Wales' biggest tourism awards ceremony

Excitement around Wales' biggest tourism awards ceremony is mounting after a record number of entries and nominations.


Steel frame complete as new school takes shape

The steel structure for a new Gorseinon Primary school is now in place with contractors making good progress on the scheme.


New route will help link up Swansea communities

Two Swansea communities are set to be linked up by a new walking and cycle route.


Contractor to be appointed to deliver new home for thriving Welsh primary school

A CONTRACTOR is set to be appointed to build a new home for a thriving Welsh medium primary school in Swansea.

Kingsway proposed layout (Potter's Wheel roundabout view).

City centre roads to get new surfaces

New road surfaces are to be laid next week (note w/c Oct 14) as a major Swansea city centre regeneration project moves forward.


New council strategy will help deliver a greener Swansea

Swansea residents and businesses have helped draft a key plan to help deliver a greener city.


Swansea flies the flag again for a good night out

SWANSEA city centre has successfully retained prestigious Purple Flag status for 2019.


Swans legend opens school's new outdoor learning area

SWANSEA City ambassador Lee Trundle officially opened Birchgrove Comprehensive School's new outdoor learning area for children with special needs following a makeover by the Edenstone Foundation.


Sounds great! Welsh music initiative for Swansea Market

Swansea singer songwriters Steve Balsamo and Andy Collins are among those heading up a new initiative at the city's indoor market.


Hedgerow heroes help boost Gower biodiversity and celebrate rural heritage

Volunteers are celebrating the first anniversary of a scheme that has seen more than 1,500 trees planted in Gower.


Market shoppers inspired by chefs

A talented line-up of chefs entertained and informed hundreds of city centre shoppers.

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High 5 Awards recognise more inspirational young people

Young people who have succeeded against the odds to make things better for those around them are looking forward to reaping the benefits of their High 5 awards


Comprehensive is city's first Dementia Friendly School

A comprehensive in Swansea has become the first in the city to be officially recognised as a Dementia Friendly School.

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Bid for more electric vehicle charging points in Swansea

A network of charging points for electric vehicles is being planned across Swansea.

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Households recycling more than ever in Swansea

Residents in Swansea are recycling more household waste than ever following the launch of a recycling campaign at the start of 2019.

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New residents parking permit system launches 1 November

Changes are being introduced to the way residents parking permits are issued in Swansea.

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