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Cardiff Shopping Area Benefits from City Council’s Neighbourhood Renewal Schemes

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A local shopping area in the east of the city has benefitted from improvements as part of the City Council’s Neighbourhood Renewal Schemes programme.

The shopping parade at Wentloog Road in Rumney has been improved having been identified by local members as an area in need of environmental upgrading.

The project has been funded by the Neighbourhood Renewal Schemes programme which has delivered a range of local regeneration projects all over the city.

Wentloog Road is home to a number of valued shops in the local community but a range of issues including the poor paving and road surface, parking and general environmental conditions were having an adverse impact on people’s experience of the area.

The scheme has now seen new paving and a wider parking bay installed, a new zebra pedestrian crossing created and the removal of an existing road narrowing. A new tree has been planted, the road has been resurfaced, and new cycle stands and litter bins have been installed.

Leader of the City of Cardiff Council, Cllr Phil Bale, said:

“The improvements in Wentloog Rd are part of our scheme to upgrade local shopping districts which provide valued shops, services and facilities in their communities. Other areas of the city that have also benefited include Birchgrove and Grangetown.

“This project sought to make Wentloog Road a safer and more attractive place for shoppers, traders and residents as well as children walking to and from the primary school and people accessing nearby community facilities.

“The whole shopping area has been lifted by these works and it’s great to hear that both traders and shoppers have welcomed the improvements.”