Aberdare the £7.7million regeneration works to the town centre
Posted by Lewis on the 14th November 2012
The £7.7million regeneration works to the town centre have we had value for money or have the Labour controlled council at Rhondda Cynon Taf squandered your money on unnecessary work and where our money should have been used have done nothing to preserve our heritage.
Our Labour council past and present have done little to preserve many old buildings in Cynon Valley the policy is leave to decay until they have to be demolished.
Just take a look around the town and look at the government buildings in decay little point in spending millions on street lighting and paving if the buildings, part of Aberdare Townscape Heritage, are allowed to get in such a state of decay where are Cadw?
Cadw is the Welsh Government’s historic environment service working for an accessible and well-protected historic environment for Wales.
Historic Buildings Grant
The focus for Cadw’s grant giving in 2012-13 is on historic building repair schemes which will help stimulate regeneration opportunities and/or which will help save listed building that are at risk.
Applications for funding in 2012-13 must be received no later than 1 December 2012.
Below taken from Labour controlled Rhondda Cynon Taf website but not the photograph links
“The major changes include new street furniture, new pavements, roads and street lighting in and around the town centre. As well as these fantastic improvements there is money available for works to properties, through the Townscape Heritage Initiative.”
“The project also includes town centre property improvements, under the Aberdare Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) and Townscape Enhancement Programme (TEP). These offer financial support to businesses and property owners to make external and internal building improvements to enhance the quality of the premises and bring disused space back into use.”
“This includes the most recent key works in High St close to Library Square, using high-quality design and materials to link this area to the town centre, incorporating it into the overall new environment.”