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Regeneration Morriston

Regeneration Morriston is a partnership group working together to support the economic regeneration of Morriston with a focus on Woodfield Street.

Its role includes:

  • identifying key regeneration issues
  • identifying and secure funding for local projects
  • potential of pooling activities / resources to jointly deliver actions
  • opportunity to make better use of assets and how public bodies can work more efficiently together
  • gathering views local people and businesses to inform action plan
  • maximising the benefits for local people and businesses from regeneration activities
  • promoting Morriston's economic regeneration agenda
  • engaging with other relevant partnerships / groups in the area to seek and identify best practice

Progress to date

  • Number of vacant properties brought back into use in partnership with the private sector - more due to open in 2023, including co-working space
  • Annual Victorian Christmas event to celebrate the town's heritage and attract more visitors to the town (November 2021 and 2022)
  • Series of walking trail leaflets and heritage walks run by local friends' groups 
  • Start-up grants to support new business start ups
  • Phase 1 greening works completed during early 2022 to enhance Woodfield Street as an attractive place to shop and visit:  Map of Woodfield Street improvement plan (PDF) [3MB]
  • Range of business advice and support (including start up grants) available through the council's business support team
  • Heritage walking trails developed for Lower Swansea Valley area to draw in visitors to the town
  • Inaugural Victorian Christmas event held on 27 November to attract visitors to the town
  • Employability hub established in Seion Newydd Chapel to help people find work - open every Wednesday
  • Shop local campaign to help increase trade on Woodfield Street commenced November 2020: Shop Local Shop Morriston
  • Supporting shop local posters etc available at totallylocally.org (opens new window)
  • Discussion with key agencies to address anti-social behaviour issues and public consultation undertaken: Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs)
  • Local community map developed by Tabernacle -  Our Morriston map (by Tabernacle) (PDF) [7MB]
  • Pilot shop front improvement scheme - four schemes being taken forward, works due to be completed in 2023
  • Town Centre Loan Fund made available to property owners / businesses to bring vacant commercial space back into use
  • Grant monies to bring vacant properties back into use
  • Working with St John's church owners to bring this back into use to encourage local footfall - due to open in summer 2023
  • WhatsApp group set up to engage with traders
  • Work with friends groups to develop opportunities and funding secured to promote Morriston's heritage
  • Mapping work completed on existing community assets and activities in Morriston
  • Survey of property ownership and occupiers on Woodfield Street
  • Work with local property owners to bring buildings back into use
  • Business hub event took place on 6 December 2018
  • Action plan developed and being taken forward with key stakeholders