January 2022 press releases
Wanted: Partner organisations eager to help city go Net Zero
Swansea Council is calling on business and organisations to help the city in its fight for the planet's future.
Council agrees national energy crisis notice of motion
SWANSEA Council is to urge the UK Government to act swiftly to protect householders from energy price rises.
Swansea store fined for out of date goods
A Swansea city centre food store, specialising in the sale of international foods, has been fined thousands of pounds for selling out of date food.
Historic canal towpath given new lease of life in Swansea
Nearly one and half kilometres of historic canal tow path in Swansea has been given a new lease of life as a new walking and cycling route.
Greenery planting next as coastal park takes even more shape
Plenty of greenery will very soon be planted at Swansea's new coastal park as construction of the attraction edges even closer to completion.
Free marketing support helping hundreds of tourism businesses
Close to 200 tourism businesses in Swansea are now being given a helping hand to raise their profile across the UK and beyond, thanks to free marketing support.
Swansea's Penderyn attraction taking shape
Work continues on the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks site that's due to become a new visitor attraction for Penderyn Whisky this year.
Penlan's pop-up youth club is ninth to launch in Swansea
The number of pop-up youth clubs in Swansea is continuing to expand with another opening in Penlan next week.
Youngsters make the most of winter-time fun
Scores of community groups and projects across Swansea are set to benefit from a £500,000 fund to help them keep busy and active through the winter months.
More businesses urged to apply for Covid support funding
Over £2.8m worth of emergency Covid financial support has been provided to more than 1,000 Swansea businesses and charities since a new grant scheme went live earlier this month.
Over 70 exhibitors already confirmed for City Centre Conference
From small independent businesses to entrepreneurs, large companies and developers, over 70 exhibitors have already been confirmed for a major event taking place in the spring.
Have your say on budget proposals
CITY residents are being urged to have their say on Swansea Council's budget priorities for the year ahead.
Striking video highlights planned city centre transformation
A new video reveals how Swansea Council plans could make a key part of the city centre even more people-friendly.
Council to extend pandemic help for hospitality trade
Swansea Council is to serve up another boost to the city's cafes, pubs and restaurants as the pandemic continues.
Swansea remembers those who suffered in genocides around the world
City residents are being urged to place a candle in their window one evening later this month as the world unities to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.
Information hub opens to help households cut energy bills
Swansea city centre has a new information hub for local residents eager to cut their fuel bills.
Kevin Johns nominated for Honorary Freedom of Swansea
SWANSEA icon and panto star Kevin Johns MBE is set to get Honorary Freedom of the City - oh, yes he is!
Foundations being laid for landmark new Kingsway office scheme
Foundations are now being laid for a landmark new net-zero office development that will provide space for 600 jobs at the former Oceana nightclub site in Swansea city centre.
Record investment in council services next year
Swansea Council is set to invest millions of pounds more in services that affect our communities every day as they emerge from the Covid-19 crisis.
Covid grant scheme for businesses that don't pay business rates
An emergency grant scheme is now available for Swansea businesses in the leisure, tourism, hospitality and retail sectors that do not pay business rates.
Public services set for move to city centre community hub
Swansea Council has revealed some of its services that could soon be accessed by the public at the city centre's planned community hub.
Work progresses on new accommodation for homeless people
Work is progressing well on residential pods that the council's installing to help people who are homeless.
Key step taken for city centre local services hub
Proposals for a new central Swansea location for the city's main library and other key services took a big step forward today.
Key shopping street set to go green for brighter future
One of Swansea's most historic shopping streets is set to go green.
Citizens inspiring others to take climate change action
People and organisations are heading for a new web page to help Swansea tackle the climate emergency.
Millions already committed to help Swansea's Covid recovery
More than £13.6m has already been committed to fund over 50 projects as part of a Swansea Council scheme to help businesses and communities recover from the impact of the pandemic.
Additional funding to support food banks and charities
Extra funding for food banks and other groups providing crisis support to people facing food poverty in Swansea is being made available.
New 'green' bus shelters in Swansea will help improve air quality
Swansea is set to have its first installation of environmentally friendly bus shelters along main public transport routes in the city.
Exciting projects set for Swansea in 2022 and beyond
Swansea's multi-million pound transformation into one of the UK's best cities to live, work, study and visit is set to make even more progress this New Year and beyond, thanks to a series of major projects.
Copr Bay £34.6 million boost for regional businesses
From engineering and decorating to flooring and landscaping, new figures show businesses in the Swansea Bay City Region have benefited from over £34.6 million worth of work thanks to the construction of Copr Bay phase one.
Financial support for businesses impacted by current Covid restrictions
Swansea retail, hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses, charities and not-for-profit organisations impacted by the current Coronavirus restrictions in Wales can now apply online for emergency financial support.
First meeting for South West Wales Corporate Joint Committee
Aimed at further driving economic prosperity across South West Wales, a new committee has held its first meeting.
Omicron spread set to cause further disruption for health and social care services
A severe shortage of staff across all sectors may lead to some temporary changes to the way services are delivered across our region.
Millions more in pipeline to further boost city's recovery
A multi-million pound package of investment is on the way to further help Swansea recover from the impact of the pandemic.
Towering crane shows progress at the Palace
Swansea has a tall new crane on the cityscape, showing that progress is being made on the transformation of the historic Palace Theatre building.
Council launches new funding round to help communities thrive
Swansea Council has launched a new round of funding for ideas that can bring new vibrancy to local communities.
Plans to grow number of Welsh speakers go to cabinet
Plans to continue to grow the number of Welsh speakers in Swansea and increase their opportunities to use the language are going before the council's cabinet next week.
Council set to extend pandemic help for hospitality trade
Swansea Council looks likely to serve up another boost to the city's cafes, pubs and restaurants as the pandemic continues.
Entries open for 2022 Admiral Swansea Bay 10k
RUNNERS are being invited to get their entries in for the 2022 Admiral Swansea Bay 10k.
Grants support groups tackling food poverty
Charities, volunteer and community groups tackling food poverty in Swansea were directly supported with almost £200k by the council last year.
Pupils and staff to start new year in new home
Pupils and staff at a thriving primary school are starting the new year in a new £9.9m home.
Can you open your front door for a child in 2022?
A teacher who has also become a foster carer says it is one of the most rewarding things he has done and is urging others to think about committing to help make a difference to the lives of young people.
Community support continues in latest Covid wave
Neighbours in Swansea are being asked to continue to look out for one another to ensure everyone is supported while cases of coronavirus remain high in the city.
Have your say on how Swansea Council works and sets priorities
Have you ever wanted to have a chance to tell the council what its priorities should be in the coming years? Or share your views with us about what we do well or could do better? Then please take the chance now and join in with our survey.