Room for digital and creative businesses
THE past week has provided some welcome developments in relation to the Swansea Bay City Deal, especially the announcement in recent days that £18 million has been released to progress two of the Deal’s major projects.
Working in partnership across the region, we are pleased that our neighbours in Swansea have received funding for their exciting digital district project which includes an impressive indoor arena which will no doubt prove a massive attraction to many of us here in Carmarthenshire.
And closer to home, I am thrilled that the funding for Yr Egin is also on its way.
It’s very welcome news, as the building has been open for quite a while now, and it’s such a fantastic space – I go there sometimes a couple of days a week for different events which shows the adaptability of the building.
It’s time we had this money so the next phase can progress to expand the space and make room for more digital and creative businesses who want to be part of the ambition.
Of course I also welcome the news that the Welsh Government do not wish to call in the planning application for the Wellness Village at Delta Lakes in Llanelli, which means we can now make real progress on this huge development that will invest not only in the health and wellbeing of our residents but provide much-needed quality jobs.
Comedian Phil Evans from Ammanford is known as the man who puts the “cwtsh” into comedy