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March 2021 press releases

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Libraries to reopen as lockdown restrictions relaxed

City libraries, ParkLives outdoor activities for young people and RNLI beach patrols are set for re-opening as lockdown restrictions continue to ease.

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Don't get caught out by Census 2021 scammers

City residents are being urged not to be taken in by scammers trying to take advantage of Census 2021 to hand over money or access to their financial details.

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Major city centre building could become public hub for key Swansea services

A prominent city centre building looks set to become the new home for Swansea Council's main library and a host of other community services.

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Landmark agreement for Palace

One of Wales' most innovative digital workspace businesses is set to breathe renewed life into an iconic Swansea building.

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Support for pandemic-hit businesses in Swansea climbs to £155m

SWANSEA Council is paying out millions of pounds in extra support to help local businesses protect jobs and weather the challenges of Covid-19.

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Residents urged to spread the 'Tell me more' word

Residents are being urged to spread the word and encourage their friends and families to take up the Covid-19 vaccine.

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Click and collect your next favourite read from your local Swansea library.

Thousands of residents from all over Swansea are catching up on their favourite reads for free during lockdown thanks to the council's library services.

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Lights out for Earth Hour

SWANSEA residents are being urged to support next week's Earth Hour lights-out event to celebrate the planet and the need to protect it.

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Council helps with canal project

Swansea Canal Society has purchased a former builders merchant premises in Hebron Road, Clydach.

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Economic recovery plan to support Swansea into post-pandemic era

Swansea Council has unveiled an ambitious economic recovery action plan for the city which aims to help lead the way into the post-pandemic era.

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Council 'active' on new cycle routes in the city

Cyclists and pedestrians in Swansea are set to benefit from nine kilometres of new cycle and walking routes in the coming months.

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Lord Mayor hears pupils are loving life at new school

Pupils and staff at Gorseinon Primary have settled in and are loving life in their new school, Swansea's Lord Mayor has heard.

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Millions scheduled for road improvements in the coming year

The hugely-popular PATCH community road resurfacing programme is set to get a boost as part of £5.3m of investment in roads across the city in the coming year.

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New site showcasing exciting future when Grand Theatre reopens

Swansea Grand Theatre has launched a brand new website and new branding reflecting the changing character of the theatre and the city.

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Welcome for bonus payment to social care staff

A new 'special bonus payment' of £500 to frontline health and social care workers in Wales has been welcomed by Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care.

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Schools to get £9m maintenance cash injection

City schools are set to be the main beneficiaries of a £9m pot of cash for essential maintenance and building upgrades over the coming year.

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Economic recovery plan to support Swansea into post-pandemic era

Swansea Council has unveiled an ambitious economic recovery action plan for the city which aims to help lead the way into the post-pandemic era.

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City centre streets brightened up by new Swansea artists

Two new collections of art created by people across Swansea have gone on show in the city centre.

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Council leaders unite in support of UN Anti-Racism Day

The council leaders from Wales' two largest cities have come together to support the Stand Up to Racism campaign ahead of the United Nations Anti Racism-Day.

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Youth Hub teams hit the streets

Our Youth Hub development officers are continuing to work with young people throughout lockdown.

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The Guildhall, Morgans Hotel and The National Waterfront Museum in Swansea to go purple in celebration of Census 2021

The Guildhall, Morgans Hotel and The National Waterfront Museum in Swansea will join more than a hundred buildings and landmarks across England and Wales by lighting up purple to celebrate the upcoming census and its importance to communities.

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Library staff on hand to help with the Census

Swansea Library staff are on hand to support those who need help in completing this year's Census.

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Residents supported after flats evacuation

Swansea Council is working flat-out to help residents at a block of flats in Matthew Street return to their homes as soon as possible after they had to be evacuated when the sprinkler system was deliberately set off.

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Landmark bridge installed as Swansea's £1bn regeneration progresses

Swansea's new landmark Copr Bay bridge was eased into place in a major construction operation last night and this morning.

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Recovery plan aims to lead Swansea into post-pandemic era

Swansea Council has unveiled an ambitious economic recovery action plan for the city which aims to help lead the way into the post-pandemic era.

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City to celebrate diverse contribution to Swansea history

Swansea is set to do more to celebrate the contribution made by people from different cultures and backgrounds to the development and history of the city.

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City schools benefit from £9m maintenance fund

CITY schools are set to be the main beneficiaries of a £9m pot of cash for essential maintenance and building upgrades over the coming year.

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Join in the 2021 Census

The council is urging every family in every home in Swansea to take part in the biggest survey of its kind staged in Britain for a decade.

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Local Area Coordinators recruited to cover more areas

Six additional Local Area Coordinators are about to start work in Swansea as the scheme is extended to even more communities in the city.

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City's £20m pandemic recovery stimulus a boost for jobs

A new £20m fund is being created by Swansea Council to help the city's businesses and its communities emerge stronger from the Covid pandemic.

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Record levels of investment agreed by council

Record-levels of investment in community services and one of the lowest council tax rises in Wales has been agreed by Swansea Council for the coming year.

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Schools preparing to welcome back more pupils

Swansea Council is working with schools to prepare for a safe return of more pupils to class.

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Swansea celebrates women who shaped city

Swansea Council is celebrating and highlighting women who have played and continue to play vital roles in the city's story.

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Landmark bridge being installed this weekend

THE landmark Copr Bay bridge over Oystermouth Road is set to be eased into place in a painstaking event overnight this weekend.

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Record-breaking athlete immortalised in Copr Bay street name

Record-breaking Swansea athlete Cyril Cupid is to have his name immortalised as part of the Copr Bay regeneration of the city centre.

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Pergola centrepiece backed for Swansea Market

Visitors to Swansea Market will be able to socialise while enjoying fresh produce and tasty food and drink bought on-site in a newly created centrepiece at the award winning destination.

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£250k in grants available to boost rural economies

More than £250k is available to support innovative community-led projects that will help boost Swansea's rural areas.

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Long-serving councillors set for ambassadorial role

Two of Swansea's longest-serving councillors are set to become Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor.

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Big drop in homelessness and rough sleeping

Homelessness and rough sleeping in Swansea is being dramatically reduced thanks to ongoing efforts by Swansea Council and partner organisations.

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More support for Swansea Market traders

Traders at Swansea Market are to receive another cash injection to help them through the current lockdown.

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Blooming lovely way to brighten your summer

Hundreds of residents are taking the opportunity to brighten up their homes and communities this summer with a little help from Swansea Council's famous hanging baskets service.

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Swansea helps Welsh libraries reach out into the virtual world

Library staff across Wales will have access to a custom-built digital training package thanks to a Swansea Council officer and a grant from the Welsh Government's Cultural Recovery Fund.

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Forty groups to receive food poverty funding

More than 40 charities, volunteer and community groups tackling food poverty have successfully applied for grants from Swansea Council to support their work.

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Enjoy St. David's Day!

St. David's Day will be celebrated in Swansea a little differently this year. Although we can't host the usual Croeso Event in the city centre, we'll be providing you with details on how you can make a delicious three course meal in the comfort of your own kitchen!

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Bridleway set to become welcoming walking and cycling route

Swansea Council has started work upgrading a Clyne Valley bridleway to create a welcoming walking and cycling route that links Olchfa to the sea.

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