Pontardawe Regeneration Work

Regeneration Work is Well Underway in Pontardawe Town Centre

The second phase of the scheme has now started thanks to a £325,000 funding package from the Welsh Government under the Western Valleys Regeneration Area.

Leader of the Council, Councillor A.H. Thomas

This involves enhancement work to the upper part of Herbert Street and will see new paving, street furniture, signage and lighting. The car park next to the public toilets will be upgraded as well as traffic management improvements.

Work has started at the Cross towards Holly Street where they will tie in with the first phase of works at Herbert Square.

A new home will also be found for the memorial fountain at the Cross in consultation with the Civic Society.

The plans also include improvements to some key buildings.

The Pontardawe Arts Centre will be cleaned and painted as will the One Stop Shop.

Repairs will be carried out to the Arcade link from Herbert Street to the Paradise car park and the war memorial stone will be cleaned.

Design work has begun on improvements to the areas around the riverside and leisure centre together with access improvements to the Swansea Canal at Trebanos and repairs to the lock gate area.

The fire damaged public toilets have been repaired and are back in public use.

Further work has also started on improving the Riverside Gardens linking Parc Ynysyderw with the town centre.

Works will be completed during the Spring.

Council Leader, Ali Thomas, said, "I'm delighted to see the regeneration of Pontardawe moving forward thanks to our success in securing funding.

"We are fulfilling our commitment to the people of Pontardawe and all these improvements will shape the future of the town centre to bring prosperity."