Posted: Thu 24th Mar 2016

New round of funding awarded by Welsh Government to help reduce fuel poverty in Deeside

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 24th, 2016

[vc_row inner_container=”true” no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” bg_video=”” class=”” style=””][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Flintshire County Council has been awarded £500,000 under the Welsh Government’s Vibrant and Viable Places programme to help tackle fuel poverty in the county. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The investment is being provided for a project to improve private owner occupied properties identified by Flintshire County Council in Deeside, extending works already undertaken through the Vibrant and Viable Places Programme in the area. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The works, which have been primarily prioritised in Garden City, are helping reduce fuel poverty as well as ensuring properties are warm and secure. They are also delivering environmental improvements. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The scheme is part of twelve regeneration projects in Wales receiving a £12.8m boost.
The additional funding brings the total investment in the Welsh Government’s flagship regeneration scheme to £118 million. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A recent report found, between 2014 – 17, the programme will create more than 2,000 jobs, support 3,000 people into work and bring a further £300 million into Wales. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

It is also expected to provide 1,000 affordable homes and more than 2,300 homes in the private sector.[/text_output][text_output]Communities and Tackling Poverty Minister, Lesley Griffiths said:[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” marginless_columns=”true” bg_video=”” class=”” style=””][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output]lesley-griffiths-am-wrexham[/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”5/6″][text_output]“This additional funding is a huge boost to key regeneration projects in Wrexham and Flintshire which will make a very real difference to their local communities. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“As well as improving important local services, the funding will create jobs and traineeships and boost Wales’ housing supply.
“The Welsh Government is committed to creating jobs, supporting the economy and increasing housing supply and our flagship VVP programme is at the very heart of our efforts.”[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” bg_video=”” class=”” style=””][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]The 12 projects are: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

  • Anglesey: £531,000 to build 16 two-bedroom flats
  • Blaenau Gwent: £125,000 to support the creation of the new Sirhowy tenant and residents’ centre in Tredegar
  • Caerphilly county: £191,275 to support the area’s Men’s Shed project, encouraging social interaction
  • Conwy county: £680,000 to improve the energy efficiency of 33 properties in Colwyn Bay
  • Denbighshire: £3.5m for a family entertainment zone on Rhyl waterfront
  • Flintshire: £500,000 for a project to improve private properties
  • Gwynedd: £600,000 for a new railway terminus and £400,000 for improved access
  • Neath Port Talbot: £2.7m to create 41 social housing apartments in Port Talbot and £356,000 to restore the former art deco Plaza Cinema
  • Newport: £40,000 to support a review of the city’s regeneration strategy
  • Swansea: £2.45m to buy and refurbish buildings on The Kingsway to create a new employment hub
  • Torfaen: £40,000 to support a review of Pontypool’s regeneration strategy
  • Wrexham: £500,000 for work on the arts and creative industries hub in the town

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