Plans to regenerate Glynneath are moving forward
Councillors in Neath Port Talbot have agreed to establish a
steering group to implement a strategy aimed at regenerating the
town and the surrounding areas.
The purpose of this group will be to provide
co-ordination and leadership for the delivery of the vision,
objectives and actions of the Glynneath Regeneration Strategy which
was agreed by the Council earlier this year.
The group will include the local county
council members, Glynneath Town Council, Blaengwrach Community
Council along with representatives from the voluntary and private
The overall vision is of a sustainable town
that offers a high quality of life and takes full advantage of its
One key aim to achieve this is to capitalise
on nearby attractions such as the Brecon Beacons National Park and
Waterfalls, by establishing Glynneath as a base for tourism.
The strategy includes a programme for securing funding for physical
improvement and development projects for business workshops, a
community campus and potential sites for residential
Neath Port Talbot Council Leader Ali Thomas
said: "Glynneath is a strategically important town to the Neath
Valley and the Borough as a whole. With the support of
council officers, this group will ensure that the needs and
priorities of Glynneath and surrounding communities are recognised
and responded to."
Cllr Robert Parry, Town Mayor said: "The
establishment of the Glynneath Regeneration Group is a wonderful
opportunity for the town and fully supported by the Town Council.
The Group will encourage input into the regeneration of the town
from the Town Council and Blaengwrach Community Council as well as
other local groups, businesses and organisations. Together we are
committed to seeing new investment and facilities in the town that
will meet the needs of the communities of the Upper Neath Valley
and fully realise the potential of the town."