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December 2017 press releases


Have your say council's budget plans

Residents across Swansea are being given the chance to have their say on council spending plans of £400m over the coming financial year.


Patients thank their heroes at awards ceremony

The words committed, professional and compassionate were constantly heard as care provided to people in hospital and the community by ABMU staff and Swansea Council's Adult Social Service teams was celebrated at a special event held at Singleton Hospital.


Hundreds of new modular homes could be manufactured in Swansea

FORMAL talks will soon be taking place that could lead to hundreds of new homes being manufactured off-site in Swansea every year.


Volunteers are ready to serve on Christmas Day

A Christmas Day lunch is being cooked at a church in Swansea to offer those who would otherwise be alone on the big day a free festive dinner and the chance to socialise with others.


Extra cash for schools in council budget plans

Swansea Council will be giving schools an additional £2.2m over and above the funding it has received for education from the Welsh Government.

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Homeless, vulnerable and isolated enjoy free Christmas party in Swansea

Scores of homeless, vulnerable and isolated people in Swansea have been treated to a free Christmas dinner and party.

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Chair sought to provide strategic lead on City Deal

A chair is being sought to lead the Swansea Bay City Deal's new Economic Strategy Board.

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Swansea success in bringing empty properties back into use

More empty properties in Swansea were brought back into use last year than in any other part of South Wales.


Major new drama being shot in Guildhall

Swansea's old crown court area at the city's Guildhall will soon be brought back to life once again in a major new BBC Wales and S4C drama.

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Swansea pipped at the post to UK City of Culture 2021 title

After being pipped at the post to the UK City of Culture 2021 title on Thursday evening (December 7), the team behind Swansea's shortlisted bid say they're determined to build on the partnerships, energy and ambition that have been forged across the city.

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Facts and figures behind Waterfront Winterland success story

From 10pm every night, the 30,000 light bulbs on Waterfront Winterland's big wheel get a break for a few hours in readiness for thousands of visitors the next day.

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Free Christmas dinner for Swansea's homeless, vulnerable and isolated

Swansea is coming together to spread festive cheer to people in need at a special Christmas event.


Education, social care and regeneration top budget priority list

Swansea Council has warned it faces tough budget choices to close a £22.1m funding gap next year.

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'Team Swansea' approach key to cable car green light

Outstanding support from 'Team Swansea' has been praised by an international company looking to build one of the UK's most eye-catching tourism attractions on the city's Kilvey Hill.


Investment saves key buildings and brings new jobs

Hundreds of jobs have been created and some of Swansea's key city centre buildings have been brought back to life by a joint public and private regeneration scheme.


National award for city work with vulnerable children and families

An innovative Swansea Council service that improves the lives of vulnerable children and their families has won a prestigious national award.

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Cycle network boost for Swansea city centre

Cyclists are getting a boost in Swansea with better and safer cycle ways in the city centre.

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Warning against counterfeit goods this Christmas

Shoppers in Swansea looking for a bargain this Christmas are being urged to avoid buying counterfeit products online.

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Fleet of new waste collection vehicles set to hit the road in Swansea

A shiny new fleet of refuse collection vehicles are set to hit the road in Swansea after a £6m investment by Swansea Council.

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New Morfa road wins national environmental award

Swansea's newest section of road has scooped up a national award for its environmental benefits.

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Christmas waste collections will be three days late

Household waste collections in Swansea will be three days later than residents' normal collection day during Christmas week.

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