Council say Llanelli town centre will benefit from over £60 million investment
CARMARTHENSHIRE Council has said that from 2010 until 2015, Llanelli Town Centre will benefit from over £60 million of investment.
This includes the re-development of Llanelly House, the refurbishment of Llanelli Library, Ffwrnes theatre and private sector East Gate leisure developments. The council-led Adref project secured £10.5 million for the project from European Regional Development Fund and Welsh Government.
It will run until July 2015 with aims of improving and upgrading the town centre, and to improve and provide a welcome at key gateways.
They will also improve and upgrade pedestrian/ cycle linkages between the town centre and surrounding communities, offer financial assistance for commercial enterprises to create commercial floor space and improve the facades of the commercial properties. The council was also awarded £1.35 million from the Welsh Government to be the Lead Delivery Body to manage the Carmarthenshire Communities First Cluster.
Cluster manager Amy Hawkins said: "The Carmarthenshire Cluster has a total population of 21,796 and covers 14 areas within the top 20 per cent of the most deprived areas in Wales. Our aim is to increase people's opportunities and reduce inequality through promoting Healthy Communities, Prosperous Communities and Learning Communities."