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November 2021 press releases

Bed promise for rough sleepers in Swansea

Every rough sleeper in Swansea is being offered a bed if they want one, the Council has pledged.

Arena sparkles in Christmas build-up

Swansea Arena has been sparkling in recent days as early lighting tests continue at the venue.

Construction tips for pupils at Copr Bay visit

Pupils from Swansea's Pentrehafod Comprehensive School have visited the city's Copr Bay phase one development to see progress on site with their own eyes.

Business leaders welcome start of Kingsway office work

Business leaders in Swansea have welcomed the imminent start of works on a major new office development on The Kingsway.

New archways to link Copr Bay with seafront

A new link made of up three archways is being constructed as part of Swansea's emerging Copr Bay district.

City cinema urged to address covid safety concerns

Swansea Council has condemned the actions of the owners of a city cinema which has refused to remain shut to address serious covid health concerns.

City centre about to become an even more welcoming destination

​​​​​​​New anti-social behaviour rules will help Swansea city centre become a more welcoming place to live in, work in and visit from December 1.

Stars of rock and theatre announced for arena

Swansea Arena has announced Royal Blood and Jersey Boys as the latest shows to soon go on sale.

Prestigious royal 'green' title to be given to Swansea

SWANSEA is set to be a Queen's Green Canopy Champion City as part of celebrations of the monarch's Platinum Jubilee.

Glynn Vivian becomes first UK Art Gallery of Sanctuary

Swansea Council's Glynn Vivian Art Gallery has become the first in the UK to be awarded the accolade Art Gallery of Sanctuary.

Work to start this month on major new Swansea office development

Construction work will start later this month on a major new office development at the former Oceana nightclub site in Swansea.

Thousands enjoy Swansea's Christmas parade

Thousands of residents and visitors turned out for Swansea's annual Christmas parade on November 21.

Plan ahead, Swansea's Christmas parade spectators urged

Residents and visitors looking forward to attending Swansea's annual Christmas parade on November 21 are being urged to plan ahead.

Community groups urged to get their bids in for children's activity grants

COMMUNITY groups and organisations across Swansea are being urged to help make it a Winter of Wellbeing for children and young people in our communities keeping them busy and active.

£2.7bn pension fund aiming to cut its carbon footprint to zero

Swansea Council's award-winning pension fund has cut its carbon footprint by almost 60% and aims to go all the way to net carbon zero in the coming years.

Road rainbows will add colour to city's inclusive Wind Street

Three eye-catching road rainbows will add colour and further vibrancy to Wind Street, Swansea's emerging new all-day destination.

Workshop among seven groups to receive Men's Shed funding

Seven projects that improve health and wellbeing through friendship and activities have shared £25,000 in funding from Swansea Council.

Council helps young people kick-start their careers

Hundreds of people are gaining valuable experience in the workplace thanks to two Swansea Council initiatives that help them find work.

More Copr Bay progress as arena seats installed

Seats are now being installed inside Swansea Arena's auditorium as construction of the city's new Copr Bay district continues to make progress.

Marine Energy Wales backing for Blue Eden

Marine Energy Wales has welcomed the announcement of the proposed £1.7bn Blue Eden project in Swansea.

QR codes on prom guide young people to advice and support

A modern way to guide young people to advice or support and to help keep them safe is being used along Swansea's seafront and the Marina.

Fund established to support city's veterans

CITY armed forces veterans are being urged to take advantage of a Veterans' Fund set up by the Council.

Festive free bus offer in Swansea to help families and businesses

Visitors heading for this year's Christmas parade on November 21 will be able to get there by bus for free as #FreeRideSwansea returns for the festive season.

City to fall silent for Remembrance Sunday events

Our city will fall silent for two minutes on November 14 as the nation remembers the sacrifices made by the armed forces in conflict around the world.

Tackling climate emergency: Public back council efforts

A survey on the council's drive to make the area net zero carbon revealed an overwhelming local public demand for action on climate change.

Race for the One Planet Standard

Swansea Council is seeking to be the first Welsh council to receive accreditation for the work it's doing to reduce its overall ecological footprint.

Football and rugby clubs urged to support White Ribbon campaign

Rugby and football clubs across Swansea are being asked to join the council in marking White Ribbon Day on Thursday November 25.

Not long left to have your say on Welsh education plan

There is not long left for people to have their say on plans to continue to grow the number of Welsh speaking young people in Swansea.

Citizens' climate change pledges to inspire others to take action

People and organisations who want to help Swansea tackle the climate emergency can now publicly express their aims on a new web page.

Plan ahead, Swansea Bay fireworks display spectators urged

The many people looking forward to attending Swansea's spectacular annual fireworks show on November 12 are being urged to plan ahead.

More dance and comedy stars added to arena line-up

Two more stars have been added to Swansea Arena's line-up for 2022.

Public ideas help develop new plan for Mumbles sea defences

Public views have helped create detailed proposals for new sea defences that will help protect Mumbles for decades to come.

More play areas set for upgrades

Scores of community play areas across Swansea are set for upgrades in the coming months.

Share your thoughts on Human Rights in city

Residents are being asked to share their thoughts on Human Rights and what the priorities should be as Swansea works to become the first Human Rights City in Wales.

Ironman announces Swansea as new host city for Ironman 70.3 triathlon

IRONMAN announced today that it will add a brand-new event to its 2022 global race calendar with the IRONMAN® 70.3® Swansea triathlon. The inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Swansea triathlon will take place on Sunday, August 7, 2022 with general registration opening on November 16, 2021 at 2pm GMT.

Residents urged to attend organised fireworks displays

Residents are being urged to attend organised fireworks displays rather than light up their own this Bonfire Night season.

EV charging points for eco-friendly Copr Bay

Electric vehicle charging points are soon being installed in Swansea's emerging new £135m Copr Bay phase one district as a drive to make the scheme as eco-friendly as possible gathers more pace.

UK-wide praise for council's preferred development partner

An award-winning company appointed to lead a £750m redevelopment of several sites in Swansea has been described as 'synonymous' with Manchester's success.

Blue Eden will have 'major benefits' for Swansea businesses

Swansea's £1.7bn Blue Eden project will have major benefits for local supply chain businesses and the city's shops, restaurants, hotels and pubs.

Heritage Christmas event set to provide a boost for Morriston business

The people of an historic Swansea area are to take a big step forward - by taking a colourful step back.