£1m roof planned for Swansea's indoor market
SWANSEA Market will get a new £1 million roof if the council's budget proposals are approved.
It is part of the authority's capital spending programme, which will also see money going on Penlan Leisure Centre and Langland Beach in the next 12 months.
The leisure centre will also get a new roof at a cost of £250,000, and repairing the sea wall in Langland will cost £400,000.
Swansea Council is also planning to spend £150,000 on West Cross coastal defences and £550,000 on the Bascule Bridge near the Liberty Stadium.
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The regeneration of the city centre is also on the list of priorities as is an upgrade of the council chamber.
Rob Stewart, Swansea Council's cabinet member for finance, said: "But we're also investing in major projects like new roofs for Swansea Market, Penlan Leisure Centre, improvements to the sea wall at Langland Bay, new play areas across the city and a new cycle way for Mumbles Road.
"There will also be a much-need investment of almost £3 million on our IT infrastructure to make sure we are equipped to take advantage of the technological advances of the 21st century that can help the council maintain and improve efficient and effective services."
He added: "Under the budget proposals the council is making provision for a range of important projects and initiatives that will make a difference to families and communities. For example we're putting £160,000 into new measures to tackle the blight of dog fouling and littering in our communities, we're also starting a fund to boost shopping areas in districts like Morriston, Gorseinon and Clydach and we're going to explore new ways of developing a more sustainable city in the future."
Speaking about the package as a whole, Mr Stewart said: "The council is targeting specific sums of extra spending to services and initiatives so people can see the difference they are making."