Environmental enhancements at Swansea Valley gateways

The gateways to the Swansea Valley are now much more attractive to visitors thanks to a Welsh Assembly grant.

Environmental works to the highways are now finished and make the areas look much more appealing for residents as well as visitors.

In Pontardawe, tree and shrub planting has been carried out on the roundabout and exits of the A4067.

More planting in Glanrhyd has taken place on the roundabout of the A4067.

At Glan yr Afon in Ystalyfera, there are new car parking arrangements and a small stone wall adjacent to the A4067 has been removed. In the car park itself, a stone wall has been repaired. Tree surgery work, vegetation clearance and new railings and wall have all helped to make the area much more attractive.

Council Leader, Ali Thomas, said, “Environmental improvements to the streetscene can make a huge difference visually to highways and communities.

“The Council has completed many schemes county borough wide and they have all been welcomed by residents. A pleasant environment can also attract companies to come and invest.

“Visitors, too, are seeing the difference in the welcoming appearance of the Swansea Valley Gateways.”


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