Three Towns improvements celebrated in Holyhead

Holyhead’s Marine Square has just undergone a much needed makeover, thanks to a £600,000 boost from the “Three Towns” Regeneration Scheme.

The “Three Towns” Regeneration Scheme is a development initiative designed to improve and regenerate specific areas.

The County Council has successfully secured £8.7m from Europe and the Welsh Assembly Government’s Môn a Menai programme to regenerate the towns of Holyhead, Llangefni and Amlwch.

The regeneration improvements at Marine Square, which is home to a number of local guesthouses and other businesses, will be celebrated during the Holyhead Festival this weekend.

The revamp has included attractive paving and seating area, a new improved road layout and external upgrade to buildings and businesses around the square.  Up towards Newry Beach, wave themed railings have been erected to enclose the children’s play area and allotments to tie in with other car park themes.

Information ‘gateway beacons’, to promote the area, are also in place to guide visitors to various attractions along Newry Beach.

Anglesey’s Economic portfolio holder, Councillor Bob Parry OBE, explained, “The Three Towns funding will play an important role in the positive development of Holyhead, Llangefni and Amlwch. The revamp of Marine Square is an indication of how our consultation with local businesses and residents has led to targeted investment and improvements.”

“Effective communication and a strong working relationship with the community in Holyhead has allowed us to successfully transform Marine Square into a key link between town centre and the ever popular Newry Beach.”

Local county councillor, Robert Ll Jones, added, “County Council officers have worked with residents and business during the public consultation process. I believe that the scheme has succeeded in making Marine Square a more attractive public area whilst still providing important parking facilities for the businesses. I think the scheme works well and will help the area prosper in the future. Close co-operation between various agencies and consultation with local people has come up trumps. I now hope to see local businesses starting to benefit from these welcome improvements.”

Residents, families and visitors can attend the launch at Marine Square during the Holyhead festival. On Saturday 24th, July, 2010 between 11.00am-4.00pm an exciting ‘Street Performer’ will be on hand to entertain, with magic displays and balloon modelling.

The event is designed to promote the square and encourage its use as a link between the town centre and Newry Beach. Residents living in the area will receive a £5 voucher to spend at one of the businesses in Marine Square if they complete a short questionnaire, as part of the ongoing consultation exercise.

Come along and enjoy a family fun day out.  For further information please contact Three Towns Project Manager, Emma Rogers on 01248 752313.


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