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October 2021 press releases

£1.7 billion Blue Eden project announced for Swansea

A £1.7 billion project creating thousands of well-paid jobs and placing Wales at the forefront of renewable energy innovation has been announced by an international consortium.

Arena works continue on main Swansea route

Oystermouth Road is set to be closed overnight for two nights starting tonight (October 25) so the new Swansea arena can be fully connected to the drainage system.

Poppy Appeal launch

City residents are set to pay tribute to those in the armed forces who have served their country as this year's centenary Poppy Appeal is launched at Swansea Market.

Plans well underway for main Swansea Christmas events and attractions

Preparations are being made for the return of Swansea's Christmas Parade - and it's set to be one of the best yet.

Fast Wi-Fi boost for Copr Bay

Fast and reliable Wi-Fi technology is being introduced in Swansea's emerging new Copr Bay district, letting thousands of people stream content at the same time to their mobile devices.

Work set to start on site at city centre local services hub

A big step is about to be taken in the creation of a new central Swansea location for the city's main library and other key services.

Make the most of this weekend's free bus offer in Swansea

Residents in Swansea can look forward to six more days of free bus travel starting this weekend.

Pupils create lasting legacy ahead of move to new school

Pupils counting down the weeks until they can move into their new school building have created a lasting legacy to let children in the future know what school life is like today.

Installation of gold-coloured panels nears completion at arena

Installation of all gold-coloured panels surrounding Swansea Arena is now just about complete.

Historic city clock to be back in action soon

Specialist engineers plan to work on Swansea's historic Guildhall clock from next week.

New greenery planted alongside key city gateway

Plenty of greenery has now been planted alongside a key Swansea city centre gateway to give it a fresh new look.

Historic canal route set to welcome more cyclists and walkers

An historic canal route in Swansea, already popular with walkers and cyclists, is set to be upgraded.

More play areas upgraded in multi million pound investment

Four more parks and play areas have been upgraded by Swansea Council to provide many more years of play and fun for children and young people in the city.

Free fireworks are back over Swansea Bay!

​​​​​​​Swansea's spectacular annual fireworks show is set to return this year - everyone is welcome, it'll be free to all and will take place over the waters of the bay.

City parks flying the green flag for excellence

Six of Swansea's main parks have once again been awarded green flag status, recognising the vital role they play in boosting residents' wellbeing and improving the natural environment.

Market shoppers set to enjoy stunning new attraction

​​​​​​​An exciting new era for Swansea Market is set to start soon.

Grant acceptance is latest step in sea defences plan

Major work by Swansea Council to improve sea defences at Mumbles is to be boosted by a Welsh Government grant of more than £1.7m.

Foster carers' children thanked for their vital role

Swansea Council is highlighting the valuable role that foster carers' own children play in a fostering family as part of Sons and Daughters month (1-31 October).

New pathway to link city centre with arena

Visitors to Swansea city centre may have recently noticed a new gold-coloured pathway taking shape in the area of the former St David's Shopping Centre.

Market management job is dream role for Darren

The man just appointed to manage Swansea Market says it is his dream role.

Roadshows planned to look at walking and cycling map

A series of drop-in sessions have been arranged so the public can talk to transport officials about the blueprint for Swansea's future walking and cycling map.

Experienced Welsh contractor to transform Palace Theatre building

Swansea Council has appointed an experienced South Wales-based contractor to transform the city centre's historic Palace Theatre building.

Developer praise for Swansea's green vision

Swansea has a real chance to become a UK flagbearer for decarbonisation and well-being, according to a city developer.

Copr Bay boosting jobs and Swansea economy

More than 2,800 workers have helped build the Copr Bay phase one development so far since construction began back in 2019.

Coastal park restaurant construction nears completion

Building work on the new restaurant in Swansea's emerging coastal park is nearing completion.

£50k boost for people calling Pension Credit line

People in Swansea who have phoned a free advice line to check whether they are missing out on benefits they are entitled to have received an additional £50,000 in backdated payments between them.

Ideas shared as council marks Day of Older Persons

Residents and community groups have been sharing their thoughts and ideas on reducing social isolation and ageing well as part of the International Day of Older Persons.

#FreeRideSwansea is back for October's half-term

Swansea's hugely-successful free bus initiative is to return for the October half-term.

Drive to support students to recycle in Swansea gets underway

Extra support is being provided to new and returning students in Swansea to help them manage their household waste.

Have your say on walking and cycling routes in Swansea

Hundreds of residents in Swansea have been giving their views on walking and cycling routes ahead of a new city-wide map of routes.

Teaching exchange guests welcomed to Swansea

Teachers from Poland have been visiting Swansea this week as part of a project that sees schools and teachers from around the world work together to learn from each other, share ideas and make new friends with people from other cultures.

Community giving views on plans for city centre cycle lanes

Residents and businesses in Swansea have been invited to help shape a proposed walking and cycle route through the city.