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October 2019 press releases


Marching bands tuning up for Swansea's Christmas parade

Five bands from Swansea will help set the festive tempo for this year's city centre Christmas parade.


Please help Swansea Council tackle poverty

Swansea Council reiterated its pledge to tackle poverty this week.

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Housing developer and tree contractor hit with huge fines

Swansea Council has welcomed the sentencing of a group of people involved in the felling of a large number of protected trees in the city.


New-look car park boost for attraction visitors

Improvements to a key Swansea car park are set to help users of major attractions such as the LC and the National Waterfront Museum.

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BBC One Show broadcaster set to launch Swansea forum for families of disabled children

Award-winning broadcaster Carrie Grant will be the guest speaker at the launch of a new peer led forum in Swansea that will give parents and carers of children with disabilities and additional needs a greater voice in the way services in the city are run.


Double national honour for Swansea art gallery

A Swansea cultural gem is the only Welsh venue to be selected as part of the respected British Art Network this year.


Record entries for Wales' biggest tourism awards ceremony

Excitement around Wales' biggest tourism awards ceremony is mounting after a record number of entries and nominations.


More than 500 young performers set to star in Christmas parade

Hundreds of young people from Swansea drama and dance groups will take part in this year's city centre Christmas parade.


Steel frame complete as new school takes shape

The steel structure for a new Gorseinon Primary school is now in place with contractors making good progress on the scheme.


New route will help link up Swansea communities

Two Swansea communities are set to be linked up by a new walking and cycle route.


Contractor to be appointed to deliver new home for thriving Welsh primary school

A CONTRACTOR is set to be appointed to build a new home for a thriving Welsh medium primary school in Swansea.

Kingsway proposed layout (Potter's Wheel roundabout view).

City centre roads to get new surfaces

New road surfaces are to be laid next week (note w/c Oct 14) as a major Swansea city centre regeneration project moves forward.


New council strategy will help deliver a greener Swansea

Swansea residents and businesses have helped draft a key plan to help deliver a greener city.


Swansea flies the flag again for a good night out

SWANSEA city centre has successfully retained prestigious Purple Flag status for 2019.


Swans legend opens school's new outdoor learning area

SWANSEA City ambassador Lee Trundle officially opened Birchgrove Comprehensive School's new outdoor learning area for children with special needs following a makeover by the Edenstone Foundation.


Sounds great! Welsh music initiative for Swansea Market

Swansea singer songwriters Steve Balsamo and Andy Collins are among those heading up a new initiative at the city's indoor market.


Young performers eager to add extra light and colour to Christmas parade

Young people from across Swansea will be at the heart of this year's Christmas parade and lights switch-on.


Hedgerow heroes help boost Gower biodiversity and celebrate rural heritage

Volunteers are celebrating the first anniversary of a scheme that has seen more than 1,500 trees planted in Gower.

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Spooky goings on behind Oystermouth Castle walls

GHOSTS, ghouls and gremlins of all ages will be getting their glad-rags on and heading for Oystermouth Castle on October 31 when the famous historic landmark throws open its gates for Halloween.


Market shoppers inspired by chefs

A talented line-up of chefs entertained and informed hundreds of city centre shoppers.

Osian and his family

High 5 Awards recognise more inspirational young people

Young people who have succeeded against the odds to make things better for those around them are looking forward to reaping the benefits of their High 5 awards


Comprehensive is city's first Dementia Friendly School

A comprehensive in Swansea has become the first in the city to be officially recognised as a Dementia Friendly School.


Bonfire Night fireworks spectacular will be free to all

This year's annual Swansea Council Fireworks Display will take place over the vast waters of the bay on November 5 - and will be free to all.

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Bid for more electric vehicle charging points in Swansea

A network of charging points for electric vehicles is being planned across Swansea.

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Households recycling more than ever in Swansea

Residents in Swansea are recycling more household waste than ever following the launch of a recycling campaign at the start of 2019.

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