Newbridge Town Centre faces a bright future thanks to major investment of £11.9 million, secured by the Council in partnership with local community organisations.
The funding has been awarded by the European Union Convergence Programme; Welsh Government, Heritage Lottery, the Arts Council for Wales, together with significant funds from Caerphilly County Borough Council, the Newbridge Community Partnership and others.
The Newbridge Regeneration Programme
You have already seen the benefits of this funding with the construction of the landmark "Calzaghe Bridge", which spans the river Ebbw and the Ebbw Valley Railway line, and has helped make Newbridge a more accessible town centre.
An exciting series of Public Realm enhancements, including improved spaces and new public artwork, is underway and will transform the town. The works will create safer, more attractive public spaces, encourage retail growth and boost community pride.
The Council is also working in partnership with the Trustees of the Celynen Collieries Institute and Memorial Hall, to take forward their plans to fully restore these beloved and historic buildings. The ambitious plans will see the buildings fully restored and revitalised as the cultural hub of the town.
The Calzaghe Bridge, the Public Realm and the "Memo", make up the key elements Newbridge Regeneration Programme, which will:
- Strengthen Newbridge's local economic, business linkages and position as a local centre and key settlement;
- Redefine the image of the Town Centre in its role as a retail and community centre;
- Create a high quality environment that meets the needs of all its users;
- Protect and enhance cultural and recreational resources;
- Increase the accessibility of services available to the community.
A newsletter, Newbridge News, has been produced and distributed to local residents and retailers to keep everyone up to date with progress.
Newbridge News: Issue 4 (PDF 1.32mb)
Newbridge News: Issue 3 (PDF 1.32mb)
Newbridge News: Issue 2 (PDF 1.22mb)
Newbridge News: Issue 1 (PDF 1.55mb)
Newbridge Town Centre regeneration proposals flythrough (Updated November 2011)