Street Scene Improvements Starting Soon in Neath Town
Work will start on environmental and street scene improvements
The investment at The Parade is just over £1m. This project is
supported by the European Regional Development Fund through the
Welsh Government, and by the Welsh Government's Western Valleys
Regeneration Area initiative.
Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd. have been appointed to
carry out public realm works at The Parade, Neath.
Work is due to start in mid April (Monday 16th April) and
anticipated to finish in November.
The work will include new paving, lighting, street furniture,
highway resurfacing, traffic management and landscaping works. The
scheme will upgrade the pedestrian environment of The Parade, Croft
Road and Maes Yr Haf and will complement recent property
improvements in this area including the Bluebell Hotel, Market
Chambers, and the Ambassador Hotel.
This area is a key part of the wider regeneration blueprint for
Neath, providing a first impression for visitors to the town
arriving by train.
The improvements at The Parade follows the many street scene
schemes already completed across the town in Angel Square, Church
Place, Green Street and Stockham's Corner.
Council Leader Ali Thomas has welcomed the announcement.
He said, "This is good news for Neath and continues the
Council's commitment to the regeneration of the town centre.
"We want to promote Neath as an attractive place to visit, shop
and do business. This work helps us to make the town centre more
attractive and more prosperous for local traders.
"Neath has always been a popular place to visit and shop, and
residents, businesses and visitors to the town can see progress is
"Follwing the restoration work at Victoria Gardens and the
refurbishment of the Gwyn Hall I am pleased to see our ambitious
plans for Neath coming to fruition."