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July 2017 press releases

High 5 Awards 2017

Record entries for the 2017 High 5 Awards

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

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Old classrooms demolished during school holidays

Pupils and staff returning to a Swansea comprehensive in September will notice significant changes.

Keep beach clean signs

Council call to keep Swansea's beaches free of litter

Colourful signs have gone up at four beaches in Swansea to remind visitors to keep them clean and tidy.

Civic Centre

Easier and quicker ways for you to pay for council services

Swansea citizens are now paying for more council services online - and will soon be making quicker in-person payments thanks to new self-pay kiosks in the Civic Centre.

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Record entries for the 2017 High 5 Awards

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


Outdoor screening celebrates 20th anniversary of cult film Twin Town

AN outdoor screening of Twin Town is being staged in Swansea next week to mark its 20th anniversary.

Chinese embassy visit

Key Chinese officials visit Swansea to explore trade and investment opportunities

Swansea's growing links with the economic powerhouse of China have taken another step forward.


Summer of fun at castle for all the family

FUN events and activities are taking place at Oystermouth Castle this summer to help keep children entertained.


New units to help pupils with ASD

Three new units for teaching pupils diagnosed with moderate Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are to be created in Swansea.

High 5 Awards 2017

Nominations close for the 2017 High 5 awards on Friday (July 21st)

The final whistle will blow for nominations for the 2017 High 5 Awards this Friday, July 21st.

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City parks clean-up in Green Flag Awards

Fourteen of Swansea's best beauty spots have been awarded prestigious Green Flag or Green Flag Community Award status.


Swansea is one step closer to being crowned UK City of Culture 2021

Swansea has taken a step closer to being crowned the UK City of Culture 2021, having made the shortlist to become the third UK city to boast the coveted title, following in the footsteps of Derry in 2013 and Hull, the current City of Culture 2017.


National praise for Swansea successes

Swansea has been recognised as one of the UK's leading councils for transforming some of its services.


Kick-off for new £1m all-weather 3G pitches

It's kick-off time for two new state-of-the-art all-weather pitches in Swansea.

Domestic Abuse Hub Launch

Families across Swansea to benefit from newly launched Domestic Abuse hub

The first service of its kind in Wales to help tackle domestic abuse has been launched in Swansea

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Tributes paid to former Lord Mayor, Mair Gibbs

Tributes are being paid to former Lord Mayor of Swansea, Mair Gibbs, who has died at the age of 85.


£150m school investment plans unveiled

Ambitious plans, amounting to almost £150m, to further invest in school buildings in Swansea over the coming years, have been drawn-up


Interest from hotel developers and operators sought for city centre development site

Expressions of interest in the Swansea Central development site south of Oystermouth Road are being sought from hotel developers and operators.

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High-rise cladding system passes independent building standards tests

Cladding systems used on four high-rise blocks in Swansea have passed building standards tests carried out on them by independent experts.

ATG indoor arena operators

World class operator appointed to run Swansea's digital indoor arena

One of the best-known names in the venue management and production business has been appointed to run Swansea's digital indoor arena.


Stunning Rhossili Bay named in the world's top ten beaches

Alongside breathtakingly beautiful beaches in the Far East, the USA and the Caribbean, a Swansea beach has been named among the world's top ten.

Gorseinon Primary New Build

Primary school proposal takes next step

The next step in proposals to build a new primary school for the people of Gorseinon is taking place this week.

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Parking enforcement car helping to tackle problem parking in Swansea

The launch of a parking enforcement camera car in Swansea has been hailed a success in changing motorists parking habits.

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HMO next steps in Swansea

Swansea Council will look again at planning guidance aimed at managing houses in multiple occupation in the city.

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