Pontypridd Town Council has added to its growing list of partnerships, with Your Pontypridd Business Improvement District (BID) becoming the latest local organisation to collaborate with the body on projects to develop and improve the area for residents and visitors alike.
The partnership is part of the Town Council’s ambitious plans to create a Community Hub in the newly redeveloped basement of Pontypridd Museum, which was badly damaged during the flooding in February 2020.
The Community Hub will house several key organisations working across a variety of sectors in Pontypridd, including the Your Pontypridd BID and Pontypridd Children’s Book Festival and will provide a space for community groups and individuals to meet and conduct activities.
Lynda Davies, Chair of Pontypridd Town Council’s Regeneration and Museum Committee told us….
‘We’re pleased to continue to grow and develop our relationships with local organisations, and we’re delighted to collaborate with the Your Pontypridd BID team at such a crucial point in Pontypridd town centre’s history.
With major redevelopment work taking place in the town currently, this is a tremendously exciting time for the area. We’re looking forward to working together to harness Pontypridd’s potential and deliver long lasting improvements for businesses, residents and visitors.’
Your Pontypridd BID will work with the Town Council on continuing to improve the town centre, with the input of local businesses at the heart of the decisions taken. The partnership will bolster the work already being undertaken by Your Pontypridd BID, who are focussing on working toward a safer, more accessible and attractive Pontypridd town centre and greater say for business in the area on the decisions that affect them.
Following the successful outcome of a ballot process at the beginning of 2021, the Your Pontypridd BID’s second five year term of work began back in April.
Your Pontypridd BID Projects Officer James Payne told us….
‘The partnership with Pontypridd Town Council gives us a fresh start, and a new home with the relocation of our office to the town’s new Community Hub. This will allow us to focus on the next five years and to work closely with the Town Council to improve Pontypridd. We’re glad to be working with such a forward thinking team.’
A Business Improvement District (BID) is where local businesses lead and work together with partners to form a group to invest money and make improvements to an area.
BIDs aim to improve a specific area such as town centres, by providing additional services above what is already available.
There are currently 15 BID projects in Wales.
- Ebbw Vale
- Merthyr Tydfil
- Port Talbot
To find out more about the scheme, go here BID.
And to see what Pontypridd BID are up to, go HERE.
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