27 June 2012>
The transformation of Newbridge Town Centre is now taking shape, with major footway improvement works completed at lower High Street and Victoria Terrace, and the restoration of the historic Institute building well underway.
Focus is now on improving one of the town's key junctions, High Street with Tynewydd Terrace.
Caerphilly county borough council, on behalf of the local traders, would like to assure all residents, shoppers and visitors that Newbridge is very much still 'open for business as usual' and would encourage everyone to continue to support their local economy during the regeneration works.
Cllr Ken James, CCBC cabinet member for regeneration said, "We are pleased with the progress of the works to date, but we are also aware of the disruption and inconvenience that can occur as the regeneration works continue."
"We are keen to work closely with local traders to make sure that everyone knows that Newbridge remains fully open for business. Inevitably the works will cause some inconvenience due to the scope of the improvements but with the support and patience of the local community, we can look forward to an attractive and welcoming shopping environment that will benefit existing traders and hopefully attract new businesses and shoppers to Newbridge," he added.
Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd, who are delivering the town centre enhancement scheme, will continue to work closely with local businesses.
An Information Centre has been set up in the Tabernacle Baptist Chapel on the High Street, where the Contractors' Community Liaison Officer is available every Thursday and Friday morning to answer any queries or discuss the plans with local residents and traders.
An unfortunate consequence of the ongoing regeneration works is a temporary reduction in car parking spaces. The car park at Meredith Terrace is temporarily closed during the restoration works being carried out to the Institute building by Seddon Construction Ltd. A section of the car park at lower High Street is also temporarily closed while new retaining walls and steps are built in this area.
Shoppers are reminded the large Park & Ride car park behind the Calzaghe Bridge and all other car parks in the town remain open as usual.
The Newbridge regeneration programme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, Welsh Government's Targeted Match Fund, Heritage Lottery, Arts Council for Wales together with significant contributions from the Council and community organisations, amongst others.
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