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June 2021 press releases

The LC

New council support for pandemic-hit leisure facilities

Swansea Council is to extend its pandemic funding for its key leisure facilities to keep up their high-quality services for residents across the city.

Lisa Mart at the arena

Arena manager Lisa 'wowed' by development

New Swansea Arena general manager Lisa Mart says the development already has a wow factor.

Port Eynon beach

Gower beauty spots set for spruce-up

SOME of Gower's best-loved heritage, leisure and natural beauty destinations are getting a £325,000 spruce-up in the coming months.

Swansea Bay view

£39m to be invested in the future of our communities

Swansea communities, schools and social care are to get millions of pounds in extra support in the coming year.

Admiral Swansea Bay 10k

Get your entries in for an Admiral Swansea Bay 10k not to be missed.

RUNNERS are being invited to get their entries in for an 80's themed 2021 Admiral Swansea Bay 10k.

The LC

Pandemic-hit leisure facilities set for extended council support

Swansea Council is set to extend its pandemic funding for its key leisure facilities to keep up their high-quality services for residents across the city.

Loughor play equipment

Council invests £18,000 to boost community crowdfunding efforts

A fund to improve wellbeing facilities and a project to harvest fresh fruit have attracted financial support from Swansea Council.

More wild flowers

City coming up roses for Swansea bees

Sections of Swansea will be coming up rosy this summer as the council's wildflower planting initiative starts to bear fruit.

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Please stick your gum in the bin

SWANSEA Council and the Business Improvement District (BID) are joining forces to encourage people not to litter city centre streets with their leftover chewing gum.

active travel

Former Swansea district railway line set to be transformed for walkers and cyclists

A former railway line in the north of Swansea is set to be transformed into a new walking and cycling route.

Jessie Donaldson

Anti-slavery campaigner is honoured with blue plaque

Swansea woman Jessie Donaldson who bravely fought slavery in America around 170 years ago will be honoured by her home city on June 19, (also referred to as Juneteenth) - the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

The LC

Pandemic-hit leisure facilities set for extended council support

Swansea Council is set to extend its pandemic funding for its key leisure facilities to keep up their high-quality services for residents across the city.

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Contractor appointed for new Kingsway scheme in Swansea

A contractor has been appointed to build a major new high-tech office development that will provide space for 600 jobs in Swansea city centre.

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Cabinet set to fund all-weather pitch

Swansea Council is set to commit almost £250,000 to fund a floodlit all-weather sports pitch in Pontarddulais.

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Poems given home in new school foundations

Poems written by pupils and staff at a Welsh-medium primary school in Swansea have been given a permanent home on the foundations of their new £9.9m school building.

Port Eynon

Scenic locations set for a boost

SOME of Gower's best-loved heritage, leisure and natural beauty destinations are set for a £325,000 spruce-up in the coming months.

Hubbub

Smart phone donations connecting others

Residents and businesses in Swansea are being asked to donate their old smart phones to a scheme supporting others to stay in contact with family and friends and to access vital services.

Swansea Bay view

Council earmarks millions for local services

Swansea Council will help lead the way out of the pandemic over the coming months, backed by millions of pounds of investment in community services.

West Cross prom lights at night

New scheme sheds light on promenade in West Cross

Businesses and cyclists have welcomed an £80,000 new lighting scheme along the promenade in West Cross.

Mychoices(E)

Help for pupils to plan their future

Help is at hand for secondary school students in Swansea as they plan the next stage of their education or vocational training.

Barry Plummer and Belle

Postcards from the public help city gallery re-open

​​​​​​​Hundreds of people have sent postcards to Swansea's Glynn Vivian Art Gallery - and they're now part of an exhibition helping the venue to re-open safely.

Swansea Market

A-grade success for energy-efficient Swansea Market

Swansea Market has secured the highest possible UK Government energy rating.

Oystermouth Castle

Volunteers needed to help man the fort

Volunteers who help look after one of Wales's finest castles and proudly showcase it to visitors are looking to add to their ranks.

The Former BHS

Expert team appointed to help create city centre public hub

​​​​​​​A team of leading property professionals is to help Swansea Council create a community hub in an existing city centre building.

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Pupils to get crucial safety advice

More than 2,000 primary school pupils in Swansea are to receive invaluable safety advice directly from those who work on the frontline.

UKG Visit

Government ministers 'deeply impressed' by Copr Bay progress

Two UK Government Ministers have seen first-hand the significant progress being made on the emerging £135m Copr Bay phase one district in Swansea.

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Council flies the flag for Pride Month

The rainbow flag is flying outside the Guildhall to celebrate Pride Month.

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War memorials to be safeguarded for the future

Swansea Council is to ensure the long-term future of all war memorials in the city by taking on their up-keep where required.

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New 'green' walking and cycling route through Clyne nearing completion

SOME of Swansea's finest woodland will soon be open to all thanks to a new walking and cycling path linking Olchfa to the sea via Clyne Valley.

Team Raven

Home-grown Ravens looking forward to 2022 Wales Airshow

OUR home-grown aerobatic team The Ravens intend to be flying high over the skies of Swansea at the Wales Airshow 2022.

Keith Roberts

Wanted: Memories to help bring new life to key city site

The history of an historic Swansea industrial site is being brought alive thanks to the memories of people who have known it through the decades.

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