Challenge showcasing excessive road regeneration expertise takes to the highway

A PIONEERING mission which makes use of cutting-edge expertise to assist form city centre regeneration will hit the highway this summer season.

Good Cities Cymru will host a sequence of occasions throughout Wales starting in Newport on Thursday (Could 16).

Having welcomed as much as 120 individuals to its inaugural convention, held at Ty Pawb in Wrexham earlier this yr, the programme – delivered by Anglesey and Porthmadog-based Menter Mon – needs to have interaction with much more companies and native authorities in Wales.

The intention is to deliver collectively key excessive road determination makers with retailers and related events to assist breathe life into native economies throughout the nation.

Challenge Supervisor Kiki Rees-Stavros mentioned: “We’re encouraging companies to attend and interact with their native authorities and city and group councils to take a look at methods to maneuver ahead collectively, to debate what points they’re going through and the way they will work in partnership to resolve them.

“This can be a nice platform to deliver organisations collectively below one roof and share greatest follow in an off-the-cuff setting, and to learn the way different areas have benefited from the unbelievable expertise and modern practices which have had a optimistic impression on different cities and villages.”

She added: “I hope individuals will capitalise on this chance – in Newport and the opposite areas we will likely be visiting this summer season – particularly following the success of our first ever convention in Wrexham, the place we signed up 19 new Good Ambassadors and had representatives from 19 of the 22 native authorities in Wales.

“Collectively we’ll proceed to discover and develop sustainable options that may profit companies, assist enhance footfall and shine a lightweight on traits in our city centres, which in flip will affect determination making sooner or later.”

Greater than 50 individuals have already registered for the Newport occasion, and there will likely be displays on the day from Owen Davies Consulting from Abergavenny, Caerphilly-based VZTA, leaders in Good Cities ecosystems, BABLE Good Cities, and software program improvement pioneers Kodergarten, from Gwynedd, who trialled modern seismology expertise as a part of the broader Patrwm Good Locations mission eventually summer season’s Nationwide Eisteddfod.

The roadshow will then transfer on to the next areas: Brecon (June 4), Newtown (June 5), Anglesey (July 5), and Flintshire (July 10).

Launched in 2021, the Trefi Good Cities Cymru mission, funded by Welsh Authorities, has promoted the usage of expertise and information to rejuvenate excessive streets throughout Wales and encourage information pushed determination making.

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