Holyhead Town Centre is the focus of a number of different regeneration initiatives.
Various small scale
initiatives are being taken to improve the appearance and appeal of the
town centre, including providing flower beds and hanging baskets, flower
and tree planters, street bunting, flags and Christmas lights.
Signage has been
identified as a deficiency and is being improved. A number of visitor
maps and interpretation boards have been installed. Further signage
improvements are planned to help direct people from car parks and to
places of interest.
Much of the town centre is designated as a historic Conservation Area. An application by the County Council to the Heritage Lottery Fund to provide £1.5m towards property improvements within the area has been successful. Information about the Townscape Heritage Initiative scheme can be viewed on www.hlf.org.uk.
An investment of circa £6M to improve the town centre took place as part of the EU Objective One programme in the period July 2005 - December 2008, led by Anglesey County Council, and supported by the Welsh Assembly. Capital improvement works as part of the scheme included the following :-
Part of the funding package involved revenue funding to pay for regeneration staff and an activities budget to provide for events and marketing (including this website)This scheme has also funded new traffic arrangements in Stanley Street and Williams Street.
A second phase of the town regeneration works and activities has taken place with a value of about £5m. The scheme also covered Llangefni and Amlwch, and was part of a package bid for North West Wales led by the Welsh Government which received EU funding approval The works in Holyhead included signage, environmental improvements, a townscape heritage project, support for the redevelopment of a vacant property, and town centre management in the period up to 2013.
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