14 April 2008
The village of Senghenydd has become the sixth community in the Caerphilly county borough to benefit from a multi-million pound regeneration scheme to help breathe new life into the area.
Caerphilly county borough council has agreed to declare Renewal Area status in Senghenydd. Renewal Areas have been particularly successful in Wales in addressing housing issues and the wider improvements needed to bring about the successful regeneration of an area.
The communities of Oakdale, Abertysswg, Rhymney, Llanbradach and Tiryberth have already benefitted from the scheme and it is now hoped that Senghenydd will see similar successes.
An assessment has been carried out in the village to look at the condition of properties and the living environment so that an accurate report could be prepared. The involvement of local people was a key part of this process in order to find out their current concerns and aspirations for the future.
Renewal Area status lasts for 10 years and will bring a host of benefits to the community including funding for housing improvement schemes and environmental improvement works.
A council spokesman said, "The declaration of Renewal Area status signals a bright future for Senghenydd and we look forward to the scheme progressing and delivering benefits for the whole community in the near future."
Funding to support Renewal Area activity is available from the Welsh Assembly Government with additional funding from the council's own budgets.
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