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September 2020 press releases

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Swansea to enter lockdown this Sunday

Swansea is to go into a local lockdown from 6pm on Sunday to protect our communities' health and control the spread of the virus.

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Students called on to 'get it sorted' and recycle

New and returning students coming to Swansea to study are being encouraged to 'get it sorted' and recycle their household waste.

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Babies queuing up to get registered in Swansea

Swansea's busy registrars' service has helped hundreds of babies complete their journeys into the world since the start of the pandemic.

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Take action now to protect communities from spread of Covid-19

Communities across Swansea are being told they must take action to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the city.

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Grants available for Swansea cultural and creative freelancers

Swansea Council is to offer grants to help freelance workers in the cultural and creative sectors through the pandemic.

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Support in place for pupils who must self-isolate

Pupils at schools in Swansea should not miss out on learning should they be asked to self-isolate due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Creative agency set to re-imagine key Swansea Market zone

A team of award-winning design specialists is to re-model a key area of Swansea Market.

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Contractors move on site for £11.5 school build

Contractors have moved on site to start construction of an £11.5m new build for YGG Tirdeunaw.

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Abide by Covid-19 rules or risk prospect of joining local lockdown list

City residents are being warned they need to redouble their efforts to abide by Covid-19 rules if Swansea is to avoid a local lockdown.

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Designs unveiled for pavilion café in new parkland

Eye-catching designs have been unveiled for a café-restaurant that will stand at the heart of new parkland next to Swansea's emerging indoor arena.

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Hundreds of social care staff to benefit from Covid-19 payment

More than 800 council care workers are set to benefit from a one-off £500 payment to recognise their contribution protecting vulnerable people during the pandemic.

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Wanted! Business to run Swansea's transformed Palace

The hunt is on for a lead tenant to run an historic city centre landmark being brought back to life by Swansea Council.

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Council takes enforcement action against premises flouting Covid-19 rules

Swansea Council has taken immediate action to protect the public after spot visits to a number of hospitality premises showed they were flouting Covid-19 rules.

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Free Live Masterclass sessions to celebrate Adult Learners' Week

Adult Learners' Week kicks off next week with a sweeping range of opportunities on offer to locals wanting to learn new skills online.

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It's back in the picture - city's leading art gallery

Swansea's Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is due to reopen tomorrow - Saturday, September 19.

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Two events cancelled to keep the community safe

Two of Swansea's annual winter events have been cancelled to help keep local people safe through the coronavirus pandemic.

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Warm welcome for global launch of Swansea regeneration drive

A high-profile event to attract major investment to Swansea's £1bn regeneration story has seen positive headlines being read around the world.

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Big Build surfing facility gets underway in Swansea

The crew of the BBC DIY SOS and dozens of local volunteers have been welcomed to Swansea for the official start of their latest Children in Need Big Build.

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More improvements to roads in Swansea

Roads in a Swansea community are getting the PATCH treatment this week to help repair large sections of road surface which have deteriorated.

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City libraries starting to re-open - for bin bags too

Lovers of the printed word are getting the chance to return to their local library to check out the shelves and other services on offer.

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Vital council services continue to improve

Vital services which make a difference to the lives of residents in Swansea every day are continuing to improve, according to the Council's annual performance report.

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Public services being strengthened in wake of pandemic

Critical public services that have helped support Swansea through the pandemic continue to be strengthened to support our city's communities into the future, according to a new report.

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Hospitality businesses stepping up to the plate on Covid-19 rules

Hospitality businesses in Swansea are stepping up to the plate to support their communities through the pandemic, spot checks by a council team have revealed.

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Waste wood set for new lease of life

Waste wood is set to be given a new lease of life under a £100,000 project planned for Swansea Council's Llansamlet recycling centre

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A bridge to Swansea's future set to arrive this week

A £135m Swansea regeneration scheme is set to take a major step forward this week.

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Surfing big build project could help find a new world champion

One of the team members behind Swansea's Surfability surf school in Caswell Bay is hoping a planned brand new facility will help launch a new world champion surfer.

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Wales National Pool Swansea welcomes swimmers back

Wales National Pool Swansea is getting ready to welcome visitors back to safe swimming sessions as the lockdown continues to ease.

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Residents urged to stick to new Covid-19 rules to avoid lockdown risk

Residents are being urged to stick by the rules on Covid-19 to avoid a further outbreak in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot

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Wind Street: Council talks with wide range of residents

Improvements to a key Swansea city centre destination are being discussed with residents and visitors to the street.

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Households urged to read and keep important coronavirus mailing

With winter on the way, and the number of cases rising both locally and nationally, all households across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot will soon be receiving important coronavirus information through their letterboxes.

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Solar power farm plan for Tir John

Plans to establish a council-operated solar farm at Tir John are set to go to Cabinet next week.

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Parents urged to social distance at school gates

Parents and carers in Swansea are being urged to observe social distancing when dropping off and collecting their children from school.

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New junction helps cut congestion in Swansea

The completion of a new traffic junction at a key location in Swansea has led to an instant improvement in traffic flows.

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Thousands enjoy their summer in Swansea

It's been a bumper summer of fun for city families with thousands taking the chance to enjoy what Swansea has to offer both online and offline.

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Global hunt ramps up for regeneration partner to shape Swansea

A formal worldwide search for a developer to help power Swansea city centre into a confident post-Covid future starts this week.

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Plan to invest extra £1m in play facilities seeks approval

Swansea Council is set to invest an additional £1m on improving play facilities across the city.

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Businesses benefit from almost £100m in support during pandemic

Business in Swansea have received almost £100m in support during the coronavirus crisis from Swansea Council and Welsh and UK Government schemes.

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Packed programme for Autumn lifelong learning classes

A full-programme of online classes has been put together by Swansea Council's Lifelong Learning Service for the autumn term and people can now sign-up to join in.

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Contact Tracing Teams ready to support our communities

Local authority-based tracing teams in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot are supporting the NHS to help keep our communities safe.

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Council plans to re-open reception areas

SWANSEA Council is working on proposals to re-open some of its face-to-face reception areas as lockdown measures introduced to fight the pandemic continue to ease.

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Freedom honour planned for Merchant Navy Association

Our city's Merchant Navy Association is set to be awarded the Freedom of the City.

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Traders growing well in Swansea Market

Traders emerging from lockdown can take heart from Swansea Indoor Market trader Lyn MacKay whose business at the award-winning venue is growing from strength to strength.

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Wind Street improvements are making progress

An innovative scheme aimed at testing out how a traffic-free Wind Street could benefit Swansea is making progress a month into the pilot project.

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Foster care campaign targets 'empty nesters'

Foster Swansea is encouraging parents to consider fostering as a way of 'feathering their empty nest' when their older children leave the family home.

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Children invited to dive into our reading challenge

Youngsters across the city have still got time to dive into a book and join in our libraries' annual Summer Reading Challenge.

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Swansea writers tell tales of lockdown

Budding writers of all ages have been inspired to set down their thoughts about the strange days of lockdown in a new exhibition supported by the Fusion Swansea project.

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Key city centre mobility service reopens

An important Swansea city centre service has reopened.

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Divided loyalties for football club ambassador Tom

A football loving student from Swansea has divided loyalties when the Swans play Forest Green Rovers in a pre-season friendly today (Tues).

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Praise for active young pals as skate campaign goes on

A group of young Swansea skateboarders has been praised by health professionals for keeping active during the pandemic.

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