Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children, Carl Sargeant has visited Caerphilly to see how the Welsh Government’s Vibrant and Viable Places fund has been used to regenerate parts of the town.
The Welsh Government has approved over £1.9m for Caerphilly County Borough Council over the 3 years of the VVP programme.
The range of projects the funding has helped to deliver include environmental improvements to Rowan Place; the refurbishment of the Hafod Deg centre which includes Men in Sheds; Ty Coch Play Area; the removal of a dilapidated footbridge and unused community centre at Lansbury Park; CAB Hub redevelopment and the Lansbury Park Energy Efficiency scheme.
During the visit the Cabinet Secretary officially opened the new workshop at the Hafod Deg Resource Centre in Rhymney and visited Rowan Place to view the improvements that have been made possible thanks to the Welsh Government funding.
Carl Sargeant said:
"I am pleased to see how Welsh Government funding has helped make a difference in this area. The work undertaken at Hafod Deg and Rowan Place demonstrates what can be achieved through strong partnership working. This is a fantastic facility for the local community."