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August 2016 press releases

Cutting weeds

Council steps up battle against unsightly city weeds

The latest round in the battle to tackle the growth of weeds on roadsides and footpaths in Swansea has been completed.

Mother Teresa in Guildhall

Guildhall will soon have been visited by a saint

Swansea's Guildhall can very soon lay claim to having been visited by a saint.

Albert Hall

New plan for Swansea's historic Albert Hall

An historic Swansea city centre building could soon be brought back to life.

Swansea Bay 10k

Just hours left to enter the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k

Fitness fans and charity fundraisers only have until the end of August to enter this year's Admiral Swansea Bay 10k.


Almost 200 potholes fixed in first week of 48-hour pledge

POTHOLE repair teams in Swansea have been literally going the extra mile to fill in potholes within 48 hours of being reported.

Epic at Rhossili

EPIC art installation arrives at Rhossili

Having turned heads and appeared in many selfies over the last few weeks, Visit Wales' EPIC art installation now continues on its tour of Wales at Rhossili on Gower.

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Record year for GCSE results in Swansea

GCSE students in Swansea have outstripped their peers across Wales with more of them than ever celebrating the top A* and A results.

Glynn Vivian unpacking

Re-opening date announced for Swansea's Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Swansea's iconic Glynn Vivian Art Gallery will be re-opening to the public on Saturday October 15 following the completion of a multi-million pound redevelopment and restoration project.

Rioja Day

Swansea celebrating Rioja Day on Thursday August 25

Swansea will be celebrating Rioja Day for the very first time on Thursday August 25.

coast walks

New Gower walking guides launched

Visitors to Swansea's Gower can now explore even more of the region's unique scenery with the launch of a series of walking maps and guides.

Caswell Bay

Expert work finished to protect coastal Caswell from the elements

Expert work to protect a popular Gower beauty spot from winter storms has been completed.

Swansea music - high quality music tuition in our schools

Swansea Music Unit set for September launch

PREPARATIONS are under way to enable hundreds of pupils across Swansea to have access to high quality music tuition in the new school year.

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Public invited to drop-in sessions for Swansea masterplan

Residents and businesses are being given the chance to find out more about a long-term development plan to help shape Swansea in years to come.

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Sheltered housing move key to city centre's transformation

Development of a new retail circuit in Swansea city centre including shops, restaurants and cafés could be set to take another step forward.

Swansea city centre

Views wanted on Swansea shopfront design guide

A new draft guide has been produced to help raise the design standards of shopfronts across the city.

Penllergaer Civic Centre

New homes plan for Penllergaer Civic Centre site

Hundreds of people could soon be living on the current Civic Centre site in Penllergaer.

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Plans submitted for innovative new council homes in Birchgrove

Sixteen energy efficient council homes could soon be constructed in the Birchgrove area of the city.

Oystermouth Castle

Lots of Swansea fun left for school summer holidays

The school holidays may be fast coming to a close but there is still lots of fun to be had across Swansea Bay this summer.


Sigma and Nero confirmed for Club MTV concert

Two of the biggest names in UK dance music have been added to the line-up for a major concert in Swansea next month.

Castle Square

Cycling masterclasses in Castle Square for wannabe Olympians

Young Swansea cyclists looking to follow in the footsteps of Team GB's Olympic medal winning stars will soon have the chance to try out the sport in Castle Square.

Get Swansea Online

Libraries across Swansea tackling digital exclusion

New data shows the value and impact of the Swansea Library Service to residents who may otherwise be digitally excluded.

Waste collection

Parked cars blocking waste collection vehicles

Motorists are being urged to park responsibly to help ensure waste is collected across the city.

Club MTV

More artists soon being announced for Club MTV concert

Two more major acts taking part in the Club MTV concert in Swansea next month are being announced later this week.

Lon Las bats

Wildlife boost at multi-million pound new school

Bats are being given a smart new home at a multi-million pound new school development which aims to boost education and enhance the local environment.

Tony Rees (Marathon des Sables)

Sahara marathon man leading outdoor activities on Gower

A fitness fanatic who's conquered the world's toughest footrace is back leading children on Gower outdoor adventures.

Cycling in Swansea

Maps encouraging Swansea residents to get on their bikes

A new cycle route map is being used to encourage commuters in Swansea to ditch the car in favour of a bike journey to work, school or the shops.

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Communities taking action to protect services

Innovative new licensing arrangements are now in place for all 39 community buildings owned by Swansea Council.

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Experience the Rio Olympic atmosphere at Plantasia

Swansea residents won't need to travel to Rio to experience some of the Olympic atmosphere because families can find out what it's like to hang out in a tropical rainforest right on their doorsteps at Plantasia.

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Key Council service to be transformed

Fresh ways to generate income, better use of buildings, and leading the way in developing a new generation of skilled workers are at the heart of a new vision for key council services in the years ahead.

Guildhall wildflowers

Wild flowers again boosting spirits this summer

In the absence of warm weather, beautiful wild flowers are bringing sunshine into people's lives in Swansea this summer.


Council pledge to fix potholes in 48 hours

Swansea Council has issued a pothole pledge that will aim to see holes in the road filled within 48 hours of them being reported.


Homes investment raises standards for thousands of tenants

Thousands of council tenants in communities across Swansea are benefiting from millions of pounds of investment in upgrading their homes.

Swansea pals

Battle of the Somme to be commemorated at Swansea Museum

One of the bloodiest battles in the history of the world will be commemorated at Swansea Museum.

Wuhan agreement

Swansea forges links with powerhouse Chinese city

Links have been strengthened between Swansea and China.

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Extra chance for young people to shape city services

The deadline for Swansea's Children and Young People Super Survey has been extended to enable even more youngsters to take part.

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Ministerial visit to pioneering services

Pioneering services which are making it possible for adults in Swansea to live healthy, independent lives in their own homes will be highlighted this week.

Dylan Thomas exhibition

World flocking to Swansea to learn about Dylan's city links

Close to 2,000 visitors from across the world learned all about Dylan Thomas in Swansea last week.

Big screen (Rio Olympics)

Olympics fanzone for Swansea's Castle Square

Castle Square will be transformed into a city fanzone for the Olympics.

Professor Green

Professor Green and Jonas Blue confirmed for MTV concert in Swansea

Read all about it - Professor Green will be performing in Swansea next month.

St Helen's rugby and cricket ground

Cricket memories at St Helen's celebrated with blue plaque

It was the ground where West Indies legend Sir Garry Sobers hit an historic six sixes in an over in 1968.

Swansea Bay 10k

Enter 10k soon to avoid disappointment

Entries for the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k are filling up fast as the deadline to take part in this year's race edges ever closer.

Visitor information points

Visitor Information Points popping up across Swansea Bay

Tourism businesses across Swansea Bay are becoming Visitor Information Points.

Bots in Bloom

Botanics in Bloom is back for August

August is here - and that means Botanics in Bloom is back.

Tidy Swansea Litter

More than 8,000 litter fines issued in Swansea since 2013

More than 8,000 fixed penalties have been issued to litterbugs in Swansea after being caught throwing litter on the ground over the last three years.

Clwyd Primary Attendance Success

Celebrating improved attendance

Attendance at Swansea schools has improved his year, according to the latest figures from schools.

Clllr David Hopkins (Lord Mayor)

Lord Mayor's Honours raises thousands for charity

More than £8,000 was raised for charity at the Lord Mayor's Honours event on Friday night.

Club MTV

Club MTV concert tickets available from Friday

Tickets for the major Club MTV concert in Singleton Park next month will be available from Friday morning (August 5) at 9am.

High 5 Awards Leon 2016

Hundreds of inspirational youngsters nominated for High 5 awards

Record numbers of inspirational children and young people from Swansea have been nominated for the city's High 5 Awards.

West Glamorgan Archives Service

The West Glamorgan Archives Service is setting the standard

THE West Glamorgan Archives Service has been recognised for excellence.

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