28 September 2011>
Work is underway on the second phase of the European Union-backed improvement scheme for Bargoed town centre, with works nearing completion at Upper High Street and continuing along the main High Street.
The major regeneration project is aimed at making Bargoed a key shopping destination in the South Wales Valleys and more attractive to shoppers and investors alike.
The town is benefiting from the introduction of wider pavements and improved public spaces. Natural high quality materials are being used and are being complemented with attractive street furniture. The transformation is beginning to show along Upper High Street, which has now reopened to traffic.
Cllr Ron Davies, Cabinet Member for regeneration said, "We are working closely with local traders and are very keen to ensure that everyone knows that the town centre remains fully open for business. We recognise that the works are causing some disruption, but I'm sure the town can see that the long term benefits will outweigh any short term inconvenience."
Alun Griffiths Contractors are delivering the scheme and have set up an Information Centre in the Young at Heart's building on the High Street. Community Liaison Officer, John Coles is available every Tuesday and Thursday to answer any queries or discuss the detailed proposals with local residents and businesses.
The £8M Bargoed Town Centre Regeneration project is being delivered thanks to funding from the EU's Convergence European Regional Development Fund, and through the Welsh Government's Targeted Match Funding and Heads of the Valleys Programme.
3D flythrough of the proposed regeneration works.
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