Environmental scheme to start at Blaengwynfi

Environmental improvements are underway in the village of Blaengwynfi in the Afan Valley.

Phase 1 is complete now that the old school is demolished and a new bowls pavilion built in its place. Over £220,000 has been investment in the area for this phase alone and a further £120,000 investment is proposed this financial year.

Phase 2 has been approved by the Welsh Assembly Government and the Council is putting in an application for funding this month.

Once the Council receives confirmation of the grant, the tendering process can be concluded with work expected to begin on environmental improvements to the old school site in September.

Plans in the pipeline include boundary railing repairs, new gates, car parking, ramps and walls as well as tree and shrub planting.

Council Leader, Ali Thomas, said, “One of the Council’s priorities is to regenerate its valley communities.

“Environmental improvements like this make a huge difference to villages and help to develop a sense of pride amongst residents for the communities in which they live.

“I’m sure that when the project is complete, the residents of Blaengwynfi will be delighted with the improvements to their village.”


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