Town Centres

Town and village centres are at the heart of our communities. As shopping centres, they have been under threat from the growth of out-of-town superstores and retail parks, and the phenomenal growth of internet shopping during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Plaid Cymru-led local authorities will continue to lead new initiatives, to:

  • Provide resources for residents, businesses and community groups
  • Create co-working centres in towns across Wales
  • Promote community spaces, libraries, and parks
  • Improve access for walking and cycling

Carmarthenshire’s Ten Towns Scheme

Plaid Cymru-led Carmarthenshire Council developed its Ten Towns initiative for the development of Cross Hands, Cwmaman, Kidwelly, Laugharne, Llandeilo, Llandovery, Llanybydder, Newcastle Emlyn, St.Clears and Whitland. Economic growth plans are being developed with local residents and businesses at the heart of the process.

✔ Plaid Cymru: Making a Difference

Cardigan Town Centre

Developing a Cardigan Town app, Ceredigion County Council used data collected to measure information such as footfall and popular areas of town, sharing this information with businesses to help them better consider how to attract customers. Whilst other towns saw shops and businesses close during the pandemic, Cardigan has seen ten new shops open.

✔ Plaid Cymru: Making a Difference

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