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August 2021 press releases

New video goes behind-the-scenes at Copr Bay

New behind-the-scenes video footage shows even more progress for Swansea's emerging £135m Copr Bay phase one district.

People thanked for offers of Afghan refugee support

People in Swansea are being thanked for their generous offers of support as the city plays its part in welcoming refugees fleeing Afghanistan.

Free bus initiative in Swansea prompts surge in passenger numbers

A free bus travel offer launched this summer by Swansea Council has led to thousands of people visiting popular parts of the city including Gower and the city centre.

Millions being invested in affordable city centre living

Wales' largest housing association is investing millions of pounds in affordable city centre living as part of ambitious plans for the future of Swansea.

More play areas in the city get upgraded

Llansamlet Park threw open its gates extra wide recently to welcome dozens of young children and families helping to celebrate the official opening of its upgraded children's play area.

Price of school meals held as pupils set for return to school

The price of school meals has been frozen in Swansea ahead of pupils returning to school next week.

Eco-friendly digital process saves council money and suppliers time

A digital innovation is saving Swansea Council thousands of pounds and its suppliers hundreds of valuable hours.

New funding helps projects improve rural communities

A range of new projects is about to make a positive difference to Swansea's rural communities.

Business and university backing for Copr Bay district

Swansea business and university leaders have given a thumbs-up to the city's emerging new £135 million Copr Bay phase one district.

Over 50s asked for views on shaping services

Swansea Council is asking residents how best it can meet the needs of people aged 50 or older.

Sports clubs can bid for new council grants of up to £1,500

A number of local sports clubs around Swansea can now claim new grants of up to £1,500 to help the city out of the pandemic.

Council members and officers helping cut Swansea's carbon emissions

Swansea Council is taking more action than ever to help curb climate change.

Families fleeing Afghanistan arrive in city

Two families who have been forced to flee Afghanistan are settling into their new homes in Swansea with more set to arrive in the coming weeks and months.

Children go free at park festivals

Children will go free as parks across Swansea host a new family festival this summer.

Tips offered on rural Swansea grant bids of up to £10k

Swansea Council's Rural Development Partnership is offering grants of up to £10,000 to innovative community-led projects that would boost the county's rural areas.

Hundreds of babies benefit from reusable nappy offer

Fforestfach youngster Steffan Roberts and his mum Eleanor are helping lead the charge for a greener Swansea and saving cash with swish reusable nappies rather than disposables.

'We can be proud of our city centre that's emerging' - Swansea business leaders

Swansea city centre's major on-going regeneration augurs well for a bright future, according to business leaders.

Thousands make the most of #FreeRideSwansea

Thousands of city residents have been making the most of the #FreeRideSwansea bus trip offer.

Swansea businesses encouraged to apply for prestigious award

Swansea businesses are being encouraged to apply for a Queen's Award for Enterprise 2022.

Trustmark after council signs hate crime charter

Swansea Council has been recognised for its continued commitment to support and promote the rights of victims and communities when incidents of hate crimes take place.

Expert to help Swansea businesses brush up on networking skills

Brushing up on networking skills will be the focus of the next dedicated support hour for Swansea's businesses.

Children celebrate new play area in Heol Las

Children who've been loving days out in Swansea's Heol Las Park have had extra reasons to celebrate this summer thanks to the upgrade of the park's play area.

Business leader 'excited' by city centre's future

A Swansea city centre businessman is praising the on-going transformation of Wind Street into a more family-friendly destination.

Major extra funding boost for shopfront improvement scheme

Up to £3 million is now being invested in a major shopfront improvement scheme to boost local shopping across Swansea.

Entry deadline approaches for big Swansea run

Get your entries in for the 80's themed Admiral Swansea Bay 10k!

Record investment in essential school repairs

A record amount of investment is being made in essential maintenance and building upgrades in schools in Swansea this year.

Council's effort to protect wildflowers and insects is a cut above

Swansea Council's park team are taking clever new approaches to grass cutting that help protect plant and insect life across city communities.

The Kingsway goes green as Swansea points to the future

Stunning new drone imagery shows how one of Swansea city centre's key areas has gone green - and is a signpost to a greener future.

City centre regeneration hailed by Swansea business leaders

Swansea business leaders are giving their backing to the city centre's multi-million pound on-going regeneration.

Apply now for share of £25k Men's Sheds funding

Men's Sheds projects in Swansea are being invited to apply for funding.

Bus use soars by 20% on first weekend of free offer

Everyone will have the chance to get on the buses in Swansea for free again from today (Friday) for the second long weekend of the pioneering offer.

Launch for improved council website

An improved Swansea Council website has been launched to make services more accessible than ever before to the city's residents, businesses and communities.