Levelling Up Fund
Carmarthenshire has secured over £36million from the UK Government’s new Levelling Up Fund to invest in two major projects in the county.
Announced by the Chancellor in the 2021 Autumn Budget, the £4.8billion Levelling Up Fund invests in infrastructure to improve everyday life across the UK, including regenerating town centre and high streets, upgrading local transport, and investing in cultural and heritage assets.
More than £120million was awarded to fund 10 projects across Wales, including two in Carmarthenshire.
Carmarthen Hwb and Pembroke Hwb
£19.9million has been secured to create two town centre hubs - one in Carmarthenshire and one in Pembrokeshire - to benefit local people, business and create a more diverse and sustainable mix of uses for town centres.
The Carmarthen Hwb project will be delivered alongside a similar Hwb project at South Quay in Pembroke, which formed part of the bid for the Levelling Up Fund.
Both projects aim to bring health and wellbeing into the town centres of the neighbouring counties, creating an inclusive public service offer that meets changing local needs and which helps drive activity and footfall.
Tywi Valley Path
£16.7million has been awarded to deliver further phases of Carmarthenshire's Tywi Valley Path.
The project will create a 20km off-road walking and cycling route linking Carmarthen to Llandeilo running alongside the River Tywi.
The Tywi Valley Path aims to attract visitors from all over the UK and beyond with the potential to generate around £4.5million a year for the local economy, creating jobs in local businesses through enhanced visitor attraction and spend.
Some sections of the path are already complete, including a link between Abergwili and Whitemill.
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