Risca's Tredegar Park gets £400k makeover
3:10pm Friday 15th February 2013 in News
RISCA’S Tredegar Park has received a £400,000 makeover to become a “hub of community activity”.
The money has been spent by Caerphilly council through the community asset fund programme and has seen far-ranging work completed.
Benches and street furniture have been repaired as well as other maintenance, and security work to tackle vandalism.
The most significant work was by the council’s urban renewal team to create an events space. It has been fitted with on-site electricity, a water supply and reinforced grass, making it suitable to hold gatherings, performances and concerts.
The space has also been improved with a floorscape inspired by the coat of arms of Lord Tredegarwhom the park is named after.
It features a stag’s head motif and further enhancements to be completed include four metre tall artist-designed totem poles. The totems will provide a frame for bunting, lighting and theatrical backdrops.
As well as improving the appearance of the space works have also been completed to improve the area for public use – additional seats have been provided, a new bus shelter installed and the toilets have been made more accessible for pushchairs.
Cabinet member for regeneration, planning and sustainable development, Ken James said: “Iamexcited to see this versatile space become a hub of community activity. Already a number of events have been held and I know that the future will see many more, which will further enhance Risca Town Centre and enrich the lives of the community.”
Funding was received from several sources to complete the work including the community asset grants, town centre management and urban renewal schemes.