Pontardawe Regeneration Phase Two Complete
THE second phase of the £725,000 make-over of Pontardawe is
Supported by a grant from the Welsh Government's Strategic
Regeneration Area fund (SRA), residents and shoppers are benefiting
from improved parking facilities, new street furniture, signs and
lighting at the Cross and along Herbert and Holly Street.
The fire damaged toilets next to the car park have been repaired
and upgraded, the Arcade link between Herbert Street and the
Paradise Car Park has been refurbished and the war memorial stone
and plaques have been cleaned.
In addition, The Pontardawe Arts Centre and the One Stop Shop have
had a lick of paint and given a new lease of life.
Neath Port Talbot Council leader Ali Thomas said improving
Pontardawe Town Centre forms part of our plans under the Western
Valleys Strategic Regeneration Area.
He said: "I'm delighted to see the regeneration of Pontardawe
moving forward thanks to our success in securing external
"The latest phase of improvements ties in with the first phase of
works carried out on Herbert Street.
"The Council is fulfilling its commitment to the people of
Pontardawe by creating a distinctive and unique town centre which
attracts new investment and brings prosperity to the town and
To date, Pontardawe has benefited from the demolition of the former
Motorworld shop site, which has been redeveloped into an attractive
focal point in the town, and improvement works were carried out at
the Square and around the Pontardawe Arts Centre.
The Council is now working behind the scenes to secure further
grant funding to carry out phase three of the planned work in the
town, which will also see a new home being found for the memorial
fountain and the sundial at the Cross.
Councillor Thomas added: "The Council is keen to continue with its
plans to further enhance the town centre and will continue to seek
additional grant funding to ensure the plans for the town are
brought to fruition."