For a Greener Barry - The Vale Council is Granted £192,500

  Posted: 10.06.20 at 15:50 by The Editor

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The Council have been awarded a grant from Welsh Government of £192,500 in relation to Transforming Towns – Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity for the Barry 'Greener, Growing, Connected project'.

The project will see investment to green up some of the major transport routes into the town centre, including Gladstone Road and the junction with Court Road.

The Council are hopeful that despite the current situation the grant will be able to be spent in 2020/21.

The grant conditions state that funding relates to the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 and must be claimed in full by March 2021, however due to the current situation the Welsh Government has advised that: “Whilst this funding is time-limited, Welsh Government are acutely aware of the mounting difficulties faced by all partners, especially those within Local Authorities, and the likelihood that these will continue to mount over the coming months.''

Welsh Government will aim to be as flexible and supportive as possible in the delivery of these proposals.”

£80k match funding towards this project is already included in the 20/21 Capital Programme under the Barry Regeneration Partnership Project Fund scheme.

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