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February 2017 press releases

Pentre’r Graig relaunch

Pupils on song as £2.7m school revamp opens

Pupils at a school in Swansea took centre stage at a ceremony to mark the completion of a £2.7 million upgrading of facilities.

child disability consultation.

Have your say on child disability services proposals

A consultation has been launched on measures to improve life for many of the children and families in Swansea who are impacted by disability.

Swansea Beach

Swansea bidding for UK City of Culture 2021

Swansea has entered the competition to become UK City of Culture 2021.

New council building proposal

Potential location for new council building in the city centre in future

As part of major seafront redevelopment plans, Swansea Council staff will be relocated to the city centre in a few years time.

Nataya Bree

Young Swansea singer to showcase talent at city centre event

A rising Swansea singing star will soon be showcasing her voice at a major city centre event.

Castle Square

Transformation plans for Swansea's Castle Square

Swansea's Castle Square could soon be transformed into a greener, more vibrant destination with more public space than ever before for residents and visitors to enjoy.

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New fly-tipping crackdown set to be launched with rapid response team

Swansea Council is continuing its crackdown on fly-tipping by creating a new rapid response team.

Tidal lagoon

Prime Minister urged to give green light to tidal lagoon

PRIME Minister Theresa May is being urged to give the go-ahead soon to the £1.3bn Swansea Bay Tidal Bay Lagoon project.

Swansea Beach

Swansea Bay City Deal on course for February sign-up

Billions of pounds of investment with the potential to transform Swansea Bay's future could jump one of its final hurdles this week.


Swans stars back drive that is improving pupils' school attendance

School pupils with excellent or improving attendance records have been praised by football stars Leon Britton and Lee Trundle.


Excitement as £15.1m school refurbishment starts

Excitement is building at a Swansea school that is to undergo a £15.1m transformation in the next 20 months.

Stop Domestic Violence

New service to help tackle domestic abuse

Plans for Swansea to have the first service set-up of its kind in Wales to help children and families experiencing domestic violence or escalating relationship problems have been approved.


Why Sarah's a foster care ambassador for Wales

Being a foster carer is one of the most rewarding jobs Sarah Jones has ever had.

Swansea Beach

Hopes for City Deal approval by the end of February

Providing billions of pounds to the local economy, Wales' biggest City Deal is close to being agreed.

Pupils at the Big Budget Conversation

Pupils have their say and secure change to council budget

School pupils in Swansea have been asked for their views on Swansea Council's draft budget and have even persuaded senior councillors to make a change to their plans.

Asian water monitor

Two more exotic reptiles are settling into their new lives in Swansea

Cuddles, a 10-year-old reticulated python, and Haku, an Asian water monitor, have now been added to Plantasia's diverse collection of animal and plant life.

High 5 to Penyrheol Primary Year 5

Entire Swansea school class rewarded for kindness

A whole year of children at a Swansea school has been honoured with a special High 5 award by Swans star Leon Britton.

New homes in Penderry

Innovative Swansea homes development starts to take shape

SOME of the UK's most energy efficient homes are starting to take shape in Swansea.


Education and social services top budget priorities

Swansea Council has announced extra money for vital services such as education, social care, highways and housing on top of what had already been planned as part of its draft budget.

Indoor arena proposal

Open day next week to discuss city centre regeneration plans

Major plans to regenerate Swansea city centre will be the focus of an open day being held next week.

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Improving life for children impacted by disability

Measures to improve life for children and families impacted by disability will be discussed by Swansea councillors next week.

Stop Domestic Violence

New hub plan to help domestic violence victims

Better help is being developed for Swansea children and families experiencing domestic violence or escalating relationship problems.

Mayhill GP surgery and family centre complex

Work starts on major new health complex in Swansea

Work has started on the construction of the first fully integrated family centre and GP surgery complex in Wales.

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Revised budget plans set for Cabinet meeting

Vital services such as education, social care, highways and housing are all set for a cash boost when the council's budget is discussed this week.

Matthew Street (Before and after)

Completion for multi-million pound flats upgrade

A multi-million pound upgrade of two Swansea city centre blocks of flats has now been completed.

Domicilliary Care Consultation

Adult social care consultation on-going in Swansea

Consultations on Swansea's adult social services and home care will close on February 10.

St David's pedestrian footbridge

More progress for Swansea city centre regeneration plans

Major plans to regenerate Swansea city centre have taken another step forward.


More green and no red as schools improve in Swansea

Pupils across Swansea are benefiting from continuing improvement and support, the latest Welsh Government school categorisation figures show.

Mountain Dew Inn

Well-known Swansea pub building goes on the market

Whether it was for a pint, a chat or a game of pool, many thousands of you will have been there over the years.

Fly tipping

Cameras aim to catch fly-tippers in the act

Covert cameras have been installed at a number of fly tipping hot spots in Swansea in a bid to reduce illegal fly tipping

Kingsway redevelopment

Kingsway 'urban park' included in £10 million redevelopment

A tree-lined urban park is set to be created along one of Swansea's main transport routes as part of a £10 million redevelopment plan.

shopping trolley

Abandoned shopping trolleys fished from River Tawe in joint operation

Clean-up teams in Swansea Council are joining forces with Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service to retrieve dozens of shopping trolleys from the River Tawe.

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Pioneering hub aims to help families end scourge of domestic violence

Plans to create the first 'Domestic Abuse Hub' of its kind in Wales to help children and families experiencing domestic violence or escalating relationship problems resolve their issues have been approved by Swansea councillors.

Kingsway redevelopment

Kingsway proposals could help improve public transport

Public transport services could be boosted by new proposals to redevelop Swansea's Kingsway.

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