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September 2018 press releases


Council starts 20-year contract with new leisure partner

Swansea Council today marked the start of a 20-year partnership with Freedom Leisure.


Plan for Swansea digital arena set for planning committee

Swansea planning officers are recommending that a detailed proposal for the building of a 3,500-capacity arena near the LC is approved.


Refreshed plan for student tower set for planning committee

Planning officers are recommending approval for the building of a 780-bedroom student tower near Swansea's city centre railway station.


Healthy future in line for Swansea's leisure centres

Leisure centres across Swansea are on the brink of a bright new future.


Garden transformation praised at awards

A project that saw people from all walks of life join forces to transform the gardens at a day centre in Swansea has been praised at a national awards ceremony.


Apprenticeship scheme wins top UK award

BOLD steps to help develop a new generation of electricians, plumbers, carpenters, plasterers and bricklayers has helped Swansea Council win a top UK award.


City centre car parks deal sees Swansea Council invest for the future

A significant new property investment acquisition by Swansea Council is to help it deliver top class services over the coming years.


Big nights out for Swansea families and film fans

Swansea film fans are being invited to one of the city's movie events of the year.

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Free event to help older people stay active

A free event is taking place in Swansea to showcase a wide range of activities that will help older people stay physically and mentally active.

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Call to students to 'get it sorted' in Swansea

Students arriving in Swansea are being targeted in a city-wide campaign to help them get the recycling message.


Swansea culture chief backs theatre spectacular

A leading figure in Swansea's cultural life is encouraging citizens to support a unique drama event.

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New kitchen and bathrooms planned for council homes

Plans have been approved to continue the upgrading of kitchens and bathrooms in council properties across Swansea.

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Call to students to 'get it sorted' in Swansea

Students arriving in Swansea are being targeted in a city-wide campaign to help them get the recycling message.

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Swansea remembers First World War with memorial benches

Park benches commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War are popping up all over Swansea.


Outstanding schools invited to education celebration

Four outstanding Swansea schools have been invited to an evening celebrating the very best in education in Wales.


Gallery nominated for UK-wide honours scheme

The spectacular transformation of a Swansea arts treasure is in the running for a national award.


Road changes for epic Swansea theatre production

A bold theatrical production will mean changes for access to - and parking on - a small number of Swansea roads from this week.


Kingsway motorists to switch onto their first stretch of new road surface

Motorists will use part of The Kingsway's new road surface for the first time on Wednesday, September 26.


Thousands hit Swansea seafront for annual 10k success

THOUSANDS of runners and spectators took to the streets of Swansea on Sunday (note: September 16) for the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k.


Community urged to help revitalise historic Swansea landmark building

The people of an historic Swansea community are being urged to help secure a lively future for one of Wales' most celebrated buildings.

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Sprinkler installation at high rise blocks in Swansea

Work to install sprinkler systems in high rise buildings is continuing in Swansea.


Kingsway to be clear for Christmas

Swansea shoppers looking for great gift ideas will have the boost of a clear Kingsway this Christmas.


Global activist to be saluted by Admiral Swansea Bay 10K

A long-distance running legend is to be recognized by this Sunday's (note: September 16) Admiral Swansea Bay 10K.


New vision for popular Wind Street to be consulted on

Swansea people are to give their views on a new proposal for historic Wind Street to become more pedestrian-friendly.

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Thousands expected to line Admiral Swansea Bay 10k route

A NUMBER of road closures will be in place on Sunday (September 16) to ensure the safety of runners for the annual Admiral Swansea Bay 10k.


Work starts to restore iconic Welsh industrial building

CONSERVATION specialists have started crucial restoration work to preserve one of Swansea's most iconic former industrial buildings.


Seafront café public toilets to remain open

Public toilets attached to a temporarily closed seafront venue are to remain open.


Gorseinon club sets the pace for Admiral Swansea Bay 10k

Pace runners will be on hand in September 16's Admiral Swansea Bay 10k to help runners achieve their target times.


New apprentices begin building council careers

A new team of apprentices started building a bright future at Swansea Council today.


Historic Swansea building focuses on bright future

One of Swansea's most celebrated old buildings is looking forward to a stellar future in the hands of local people.

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Have your say on plans for new Welsh medium primary schools

Plans to build brand new schools for two Welsh medium primaries in Swansea are going out to formal consultation this week.


Have your say in small schools consultations

Parents, staff, pupils and the wider community are being encouraged to have their say on the future of Swansea's two smallest schools.


Swansea's transformation wins new business acclaim

High-profile business organisations have re-stated their backing for Swansea's transformation as it gathers pace.


Admirable effort by staff for Admiral Swansea Bay 10k

Scores of Admiral Group staff are putting their best feet forward for this year's Admiral Swansea Bay 10k.


Reception pupils in all city schools are treated to a free lunch

All young pupils attending school full-time (Reception) in Swansea for the first time this year are being offered the chance of a free lunch.

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