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Street Scene Improvements

Street Scene Improvements Starting Soon in Neath Town Centre

Work will start on environmental and street scene improvements in Neath.

Leader of the Council, Councillor A.H. Thomas

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 being made.

"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."