Glynneath to benefit from £360,000 regeneration funding
Plans to regenerate Glynneath are gathering momentum as Neath
Port Talbot Council secures £360,000 to regenerate the town.
The Council’s Upper Neath Valley Regeneration Strategy
identifies Glynneath as a key town in the Western Valleys
Regeneration Area. The overall vision for Glynneath is of a town
that offers a high quality of life and takes full advantage of its
The funding from the Welsh Government’s Western Valleys
Regeneration Area initiative will be used for projects in and
around the town centre.
Glynneath town square will see enhancement works to improve the
appearance and accessibility of the town centre.
Another project prioritised for funding is the acquisition and
improvement of Riverside car park, a town centre car park at the
bottom of Oddfellows Street.
Some of the funding will also go towards a study to identify
options for the redevelopment of the Trem Y Glyn site.
The Council has worked with the Glynneath Regeneration Group to
identify and develop these projects.
The Glynneath Regeneration Group brings together members from
Neath Port Talbot Council, Glynneath Town Council, Blaengwrach
Community Council and representatives from the voluntary and
The Group has been established to provide leadership and
co-ordination for the delivery of the vision, objectives and
actions of the Glynneath regeneration programme.
Neath Port Talbot Council’s Head of Property and Regeneration,
Gareth Nutt, said: “This funding announcement is a major boost for
Glynneath and the surrounding communities. Glynneath is a
strategically important town in the Neath Valley. The Council is
committed to its valleys communities and we will continue to work
hard to secure further funding for other projects in the
regeneration programme to fully realise the potential of this part
of the County Borough.”
Housing and Regeneration Minister Carl Sargeant said “Towns like
Glynneath are the lifeblood of valley communities across South
Wales. The £360,000 the Welsh Government is investing in Glynneath
will revitalise the appearance of the town and will do much to
improve facilities in the town centre.”
Janice Jenkins, Chair of the Glynneath Regeneration Group said:
“This funding is excellent news for the people of Glynneath. Both
areas earmarked are central to the improvement of the town and
hopefully this will only be the start of the regeneration of the
Work is expected to start in March.