Town centres and regeneration

As part of the Business Enterprise and Renewal Team, the Town Centre Management Team takes a proactive approach to the development, promotion, and marketing of our town centres and the business communities within them to ensure the economic success of the County Borough.

Our support is focused but not limited to the five principal town centres of Bargoed, Blackwood, Caerphilly, Ystrad Mynach and Risca, where we work closely alongside other directorates within the Council, Town Councils, and external partners to create diverse, sustainable and thriving places for communities to live in, work and enjoy.

VZTA Smart Towns

Caerphilly Council and Near Me Now Ltd have collaborated to bring the VZTA Smart Towns App to the County Borough’s five principal town centres, Caerphilly, Blackwood, Bargoed, Ystrad Mynach and Risca. 

For Consumers: 

The purpose of the app is to provide a digital Highstreet that makes it easy for people to shop local with local product listings, events, and services available at the click of a button. VZTA Smart Towns app is free to download and use by all members of the public via Google Play or the App Store

For Businesses:

VZTA equips businesses with the tools necessary to compete online and communicate quickly and easily with locals and visitors to their town centre. Businesses can promote their products and services, raise the profile of town centre events and work collaboratively with their town centre business community to create a sense of place online. Unlike other social and advertising channels, businesses are not left competing against others to gain customer’s attention as VZTA encourages businesses to share the custom and footfall of the town centre they occupy.

VZTA Smart Towns app is free to use for any business with a physical presence currently within the designated town centre boundary of the County Borough’s five principal towns. 

For enquiries about VZTA Smart Towns, please email

See the links below for further information regarding:

Town Centre Management Team

Contact us with your town centre enquiry.