Swansea Council have confirmed that County Hall was only empty at 3pm yesterday because it was sunny and everyone had pissed off home early, not because of a bomb scare.

The announcement was made after concerned tax payers couldn’t get through to query what bin collections were this week.

Council spokesperson Pete Bowen said: “Its true, you could hear a pin drop in County Hall yesterday at 3pm. Everyone finished half an hour earlier than normal because it was sunny.

“The bomb scare in The Quadrant was unrelated, although there were several council staff members in Boots buying Factor 30 at the time, they’ve been given the next 6 weeks off on the sick. 

“Fortunately it was only a bomb scare and not a terrorist incident because the guy who did it was ginger and very pale so was just a bit weird.”

Resident Theresa Connell said: “Its rare to speak to anyone after lunchtime, but I was very concerned about the welfare of the backbone of our public services after I made my call at 3:10pm. 

“I was hoping to shout at someone because I’d illegally parked in a resident space and got a ticket. I had to channel my anger into fly tipping my washing machine in my elderly neighbours garden.” 

Bowen added: “Normal services will be resumed from around 11:00 this morning once everyone has settled in and had a few cups of tea. 

“The weather is looking quite tasty again though, so if we have any remaining memory available in our voicemail system, please leave a message and we’ll get back to you by 2022.”