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July 2016 press releases

Matthew Street

Multi-million pound high-rise upgrade nearing completion

Hundreds of Swansea people will soon be enjoying a better standard of living as a multi-million pound housing improvement scheme nears completion.

Castle Square

Have your say on Castle Square's future

People are being encouraged to have their say on the future of Swansea's Castle Square.

Rotherslade Bay

Vote for Gower as Wales' best place

Gower in Swansea is among 10 finalists competing to be named best place in Wales.

Oystermouth Castle

Lots of fun at Oystermouth Castle this summer

A series of events and activities is taking place at historic Oystermouth Castle this summer to help keep children entertained.

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Temporary closure of Sketty/Gower District Housing Office

Essential improvement works being carried out at Clyne Court mean the Sketty/Gower District Housing Office based there will be closed for a week.

Poppy sellers

Swansea poppy sellers set for Lord Mayor's Honour

Four poppy sellers with a combined age of over 300 are being honoured in Swansea on Friday night.

Ysgol Gyfun Gŵyr

Welsh medium education boost

Work is beginning on £1.35 million pound project to boost Welsh medium education in the west of Swansea.

Cllr Rob Stewart

European funding guarantees sought from UK Government

THE UK Government is being urged to guarantee and underwrite European funding already awarded to Swansea for the period up to 2021.

Caswell Bay

Helping keep our beaches clean this summer

A dedicated cleaning team is now on hand at the busy beaches of Caswell and Langland until the end of the school summer holidays.

Victoria Park

Green Flag joy for Swansea beauty spots

Fourteen beauty spots in Swansea are celebrating prestigious Green Flag or Green Flag Community Award status.

Grand Theatre

Art auction to raise money for city gallery

You have the chance to add some exclusive artwork to your home or business while helping an iconic Swansea attraction at the same time.

Clllr David Hopkins (Lord Mayor)

Lord Mayor's Honours to celebrate the best of Swansea

Stars of sport, stage, screen and local communities are to be honoured for their contribution to the life of our city at the first ever Lord Mayor's Honours on July 29.

Club MTV

Major MTV concert on way to Swansea

Save the date - a major MTV concert is coming to Swansea later this year.


Figures show Swansea FootGolf success

IT'S official - Swansea FootGolf is a hit!

Pokemon Go

Pokemon fans booking into Swansea libraries

Gamers in Swansea can learn a little while playing the latest smash hit global phenomenon.

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Lord Mayor calls for last minute nominations

The deadline for nominations for the 2016 High 5 awards for inspirational children and young people is just days away.

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Plans to cut energy costs discussed in Swansea

A long term plan to reduce Swansea's carbon footprint and help to alleviate any future impact of climate change is set to be approved.

Chris Coleman

Coleman set to be given Freedom of Swansea

CHRIS COLEMAN, manager of Wales and one of our city's most famous sons, is to be offered the freedom of his home city.

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Countdown to High 5 awards deadline

Nominations for the 2016 High 5 awards close on July 22nd so everyone in the city is being urged to get online to give a child or young person the life changing chance of winning.

West Way

City centre highway improvements continue later in July

Highway improvements along a popular Swansea city centre route are set to continue later in July.

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Young violinists at a city primary are a class act

MORE than 60 violinists from the same year in a Swansea school are to gather at the city's Cathedral to celebrate the success of an innovative music project.

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Swansea to launch first ever 'recycling only' site in the city

Swansea is launching its first recycling centre in the city as part of a longer term plan to increase its overall recycling performance.

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Council delivers underspend on £400m budget

HUNDREDS of services which touch the lives of thousands of residents every day were delivered within Swansea Council's budget over the last 12 months, a report to Cabinet next week shows.

Oystermouth Castle and daisies

Classic stories to be performed at historic castle

Classic William Shakespeare, Roald Dahl and Jonathan Swift stories are being brought to life in Swansea later this summer.

Children's Centre 10th birthday

Children's Centre celebrates 10th birthday

Swansea's landmark Children's Centre is celebrating 10 years of supporting parents and carers through the early years and beyond.

Lon Las Steels Visit July 2016

Lôn Las takes shape

Swansea's multi-million pound new Welsh-medium primary school is taking shape and pupils have been invited to take a peek at the latest developments on site.

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Football star call for award nominations

Employers across Swansea are being urged to join the High 5 Awards campaign and recognise the achievements of inspirational young people in our communities.

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Scams awareness month set to help the public beat the con-artists

Residents in Swansea are being given help to avoid being caught out by scams.

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Youngsters join the Big Conversation about Swansea's future

Over 1,500 young people in Swansea have taken part in a super survey and are helping shape services across the city for generations to come.

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Support for children to succeed in Welsh Medium

Pupils from homes where no Welsh is spoken are succeeding in Welsh-medium schools thanks to a helping hand from Swansea Council.

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School full of song wins rights award

A Swansea school where pupils are sung rather than shouted into line has become the first Welsh-medium primary school in Wales to receive a special Unicef UK Award.

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Kerbside plastics recycling trial set to be rolled out city-wide

A recycling trial taking place in Swansea is set to be rolled out across the city later in 2016.

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