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Key shopping street set to go green for brighter future

One of Swansea's most historic shopping streets is set to go green.

Woodfield Street, Morriston

Woodfield Street, Morriston

Woodfield Street, in Morriston, is undergoing greening works by Swansea Council to the value of around £160,000.

It will see the introduction of new trees and granite kerbside planters with planting providing year-round greenery and improving the street's appearance.

There will be new planters, bench seating and cycle racks. Bollards that are no longer needed will be removed - and new interpretation boards will celebrate the area's heritage.

The new planting will improve bio-diversity, attract pollinating insects and will absorb pollutants and surface water. It will create a street where visitors will enjoy spending time in a healthier and more attractive environment.

The plan is for local businesses to benefit from improved footfall.

The work comes on the back of a new green roof installation on the Woodfield Street's Post Office building.

Council cabinet member Robert Francis-Davies said: "We're making Woodfield Street a more attractive place to visit, shop and spend quality time."

The Woodfield Street improvements are being undertaken as part of work by Regeneration Morriston, a partnership group managed by the council and helping to boost the Morriston economy.

Funding has been secured from the Welsh Government Transforming Towns Programme, the council's nature conservation teamand Morriston ward councillors.

Work is due to take place until around April. It will be carried out in a phased manner to minimise disruption to businesses and shoppers. The road will remain open. Local traders have been informed.

Photo: Morriston Tabernacle, in Woodfield Street.