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September 2017 press releases

City of Culture 2021 - Back the Bid 1

Swansea enlists help of a very special guest to deliver bid for UK City of Culture 2021

Swansea's bid to become UK City of Culture 2021 has been hand delivered to judges at the UK Government's Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in London by one of Wales' most renowned actors.

Tidal lagoon

Council Leader tackles myths about the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

There are no excuses for the UK Government not to green-light the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, the leader of the city's council said today.

Castle Square

City centre safe space info point to be trialled

A project is being trialled over coming weeks to further support Swansea city centre's reputation as a safe and enjoyable place to spend a night out.

Love the Lagoon

Rugby Lions and miners' leader back the 'Love the Lagoon' campaign

Three members of the British and Irish Lions squad who drew a series against the mighty All Blacks earlier this year are supporting the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project.

High 5 Awards 2017

Counting down to the 2017 High 5 Awards

The countdown is on for the final of the High 5 Awards 2017 for inspirational youngsters.

St David's plan

Attracting retailers to join city centre's transformation

Big name retailers could be attracted to Swansea city centre because of high-level talks taking place this week.

Swansea Bay 10k

Road closures during Sunday's Admiral Swansea Bay 10k

A number of road closures will be in place on Sunday (September 24) to accommodate the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k.

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

Tidal lagoons could power all of Wales in future, says council leader

Wales could be entirely powered by renewable energy in future if the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project gets the go-ahead.


Healthy eating on childminders' menu

Healthy eating is on the menu for theses registered childminders who are the first in Swansea to earn a new award.

Continental Market

Continental Market set for city centre

French cheese, Spanish paella and German sausages will be among the tasty treats available at a continental market in the city centre later this week.

Pace runners

Pace runners ready to help 10k runners achieve their personal bests

Pace runners will be on hand in Sunday's Admiral Swansea Bay 10k to help runners reach their target times.

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3G pitch for Olchfa School takes step forward

Plans for a new state-of-the-art 3G pitch and other improved sports facilities at a comprehensive school in Swansea are set to take a step forward.


Primary pupils in Swansea are urged to get coding

Primary schools in Swansea are being urged to take part in a Wales-wide competition aimed at developing pupils' computer skills.


School attendance drive paying off in Swansea

Comprehensive school pupils in Swansea are missing fewer lessons than many of their counterparts in Wales.

Apprentices 2017

Apprentice class of 2017 start learning tricks of the trade

They're hired! Fifteen new apprentices have now started learning tricks of the trade at Swansea Council.

Welsh Guards

Welsh Guards to march through Swansea city centre

Soldiers from the Welsh Guards will be exercising their freedom to march through Swansea city centre on Friday afternoon (September 15).

patch road repair

Recycling and roads success leads to prestigious awards for council

Exceeding recycling targets and the success of a 48-hour pothole repair pledge are among the reasons why Swansea Council has been recognised for excellence.

Foster Swansea

'Empty nesters' urged to consider fostering

Parents preparing to say goodbye to their children as they leave for university next month are being urged to think about fostering.


'Double excellent' for Gower school in inspection report

A Gower school has passed a government inspection with flying colours.

Chipmunks in Plantasia

Baby chipmunks send Plantasia's cuteness factor into overdrive

New additions to the family mean Plantasia's cute factor is now off the charts.


Thumbs up as Welsh school makes the grade with inspectors

Pupils and staff at a Welsh medium primary school in Swansea have returned from the summer holidays knowing they've made the grade with school inspectors.

Tabernacle chapel

Your chance to explore Morriston chapel that's Wales's favourite place of worship

Plans to sustain a building that's just been voted Wales's favourite place of worship will soon be made available.

Love the Lagoon

Campaign urges UK Government to Love the Lagoon

A rallying cry is going out to people across Swansea and beyond to show their support for the planned Tidal Lagoon.

Mathew Street upgrade

Web facts show how Swansea tower block tenants are kept safe

A new web page presents dozens of key facts about residential tower blocks owned by Swansea Council.


Help inform how the council tackles poverty across Swansea

More affordable housing, better job opportunities and prioritising accessible public transport for residents in the city's most disadvantaged communities are among the ways Swansea Council is looking to tackle poverty in coming years.

Indoor arena proposal

Works start to pave way for city centre's transformation

Site investigation works have now started, paving the way for the first phase of Swansea city centre's forthcoming regeneration.

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Parking fine not issued in error says tribunal

Swansea Council has pledged to refund hundreds of motorists that were issued with a parking ticket during a major highway improvement scheme.

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Improvement in plastic recycling collections in Swansea

Residents are being praised for helping to improve the quality of plastic recycled in Swansea.

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