Thursday, December 23, 2004


£110m bypass to transform traffic congestion in Port Talbot

A new dual carriageway bypass costing £110 m will be built in Port Talbot by 2010.

The new road will reduce the level of heavy traffic and pollution along the A48 and comes as a result of the partnership between Labour run Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council and the Welsh Assembly.

The "Peripheral Distributor Road" will run from Sunnycroft roundabout in Baglan to Jct 38 of the M4 in Margam.

The work will be done in three stages and will have major implications for the Aberavon Ward over the next few years:-

Stage 1C has already begun and will create a new dual carriageway between the Afan Way and Heilbron Way roundabouts.

Stage 1B will begin in early 2006 and will convert Afan Way into a dual carriageway.

The final stage will see a road built from the Afan Way roundabout, alongside the railway line all the way to Jct 38 in Margam.

The new road will also help to unlock industrial land in the docks area for further development and will act as a catalyst in attracting new jobs and investment into Port Talbot.

This is a clear example of how Labour in local and national government are working together to deliver radical change and increasing prosperity for the people of Port Talbot.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004


Labour wins £1.2 million funding boost for regeneration scheme

The Neighbourhood Renewal Area scheme currently in operation in Aberavon has been boosted by the news that Labour has secured another £1.2 million in funding for the next twelve months of the project.

This makes a total of £2.4 million for the project to date.

The housing repair scheme is already up and running in Station Terrace and plans are afoot to extend it to Lillian Street, Frederick Street and Stair Street in the near future and further afield when funding allows.

Long term investment will also be ploughed into play areas, street calming, landscaping and street lighting. The Renewal Area scheme will target poor health, employment and education.
This is another piece of great news and follows hot on the heels of the plans for the redevelopment of Burrows Yard and Blanco’s.

Labour in local and national government - working together to deliver social justice and fairness for the people of Aberavon.


Burrows Yard Redevelopment News

Labour run Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council have given the green light to exciting new proposals for a 40,000 sq ft multi-million pound redevelopment of the Burrows Yard site in Aberavon.

Developer, Dovey Estates will start work on the site next year to transform the eyesore into a retail led development. A major food retailer is thought to be in negotiation to be the anchor tenant for the scheme. The aim is for the work to be completed by 2006.

The area to be redeveloped also includes the disused petrol station and the old Skelton Thomas building. The proposals also include plans for the improvement of Ysguthan Road and a new entrance to the site to be constructed from Water Street.

The development will deliver new jobs to the Aberavon area and runs alongside the excellent progress being made by the Neighbourhood Renewal Scheme.


Welcome to our blog!

Residents of Aberavon and Baglan Moors can now interact with their local Labour Party 24 hours a day, following the launch of a brand new web log.

Members of the Aberavon Ward Labour Party have started this 'blog' to keep people up to date on issues affecting the area. .

The blog will mean that we can keep you informed of the latest developments on important local matters.

Residents can also use it to get in touch with us with their problems or suggestions.

Our intention is that this site will be regularly updated and will feature the work and campaigns of the Labour Party in Aberavon and Baglan Moors as well as the latest news, views and opinions of the residents of the area.

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