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January 2022 press releases

Kevin Johns nominated for Honorary Freedom of Swansea

SWANSEA icon and panto star Kevin Johns MBE is set to get Honorary Freedom of the City - oh, yes he is!

Foundations being laid for landmark new Kingsway office scheme

Foundations are now being laid for a landmark new net-zero office development that will provide space for 600 jobs at the former Oceana nightclub site in Swansea city centre.

Record investment in council services next year

Swansea Council is set to invest millions of pounds more in services that affect our communities every day as they emerge from the Covid-19 crisis.

Covid grant scheme for businesses that don't pay business rates

An emergency grant scheme is now available for Swansea businesses in the leisure, tourism, hospitality and retail sectors that do not pay business rates.

Public services set for move to city centre community hub

Swansea Council has revealed some of its services that could soon be accessed by the public at the city centre's planned community hub.

Work progresses on new accommodation for homeless people

Work is progressing well on residential pods that the council's installing to help people who are homeless.

Key step taken for city centre local services hub

Proposals for a new central Swansea location for the city's main library and other key services took a big step forward today.

Key shopping street set to go green for brighter future

One of Swansea's most historic shopping streets is set to go green.

Citizens inspiring others to take climate change action

People and organisations are heading for a new web page to help Swansea tackle the climate emergency.

Millions already committed to help Swansea's Covid recovery

More than £13.6m has already been committed to fund over 50 projects as part of a Swansea Council scheme to help businesses and communities recover from the impact of the pandemic.

Additional funding to support food banks and charities

Extra funding for food banks and other groups providing crisis support to people facing food poverty in Swansea is being made available.

New 'green' bus shelters in Swansea will help improve air quality

Swansea is set to have its first installation of environmentally friendly bus shelters along main public transport routes in the city.

Exciting projects set for Swansea in 2022 and beyond

Swansea's multi-million pound transformation into one of the UK's best cities to live, work, study and visit is set to make even more progress this New Year and beyond, thanks to a series of major projects.

Copr Bay £34.6 million boost for regional businesses

From engineering and decorating to flooring and landscaping, new figures show businesses in the Swansea Bay City Region have benefited from over £34.6 million worth of work thanks to the construction of Copr Bay phase one.

Financial support for businesses impacted by current Covid restrictions

Swansea retail, hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses, charities and not-for-profit organisations impacted by the current Coronavirus restrictions in Wales can now apply online for emergency financial support.

First meeting for South West Wales Corporate Joint Committee

Aimed at further driving economic prosperity across South West Wales, a new committee has held its first meeting.

Omicron spread set to cause further disruption for health and social care services

A severe shortage of staff across all sectors may lead to some temporary changes to the way services are delivered across our region.

Millions more in pipeline to further boost city's recovery

A multi-million pound package of investment is on the way to further help Swansea recover from the impact of the pandemic.

Towering crane shows progress at the Palace

Swansea has a tall new crane on the cityscape, showing that progress is being made on the transformation of the historic Palace Theatre building.

Council launches new funding round to help communities thrive

Swansea Council has launched a new round of funding for ideas that can bring new vibrancy to local communities.

Plans to grow number of Welsh speakers go to cabinet

Plans to continue to grow the number of Welsh speakers in Swansea and increase their opportunities to use the language are going before the council's cabinet next week.

Council set to extend pandemic help for hospitality trade

Swansea Council looks likely to serve up another boost to the city's cafes, pubs and restaurants as the pandemic continues.

Entries open for 2022 Admiral Swansea Bay 10k

RUNNERS are being invited to get their entries in for the 2022 Admiral Swansea Bay 10k.

Grants support groups tackling food poverty

Charities, volunteer and community groups tackling food poverty in Swansea were directly supported with almost £200k by the council last year.

Pupils and staff to start new year in new home

Pupils and staff at a thriving primary school are starting the new year in a new £9.9m home.

Can you open your front door for a child in 2022?

A teacher who has also become a foster carer says it is one of the most rewarding things he has done and is urging others to think about committing to help make a difference to the lives of young people.

Community support continues in latest Covid wave

Neighbours in Swansea are being asked to continue to look out for one another to ensure everyone is supported while cases of coronavirus remain high in the city.