Holton Road shop front improvements
26 February 2016
The upper section of Barry’s Holton Road could soon look very different as over 30 local independent traders have signed up to a Council initiative which will see new shop fronts, security shutters and signage installed.
The scheme, which is being jointly funded by the Welsh Government and the Vale of Glamorgan Council, is being introduced as part of the Castleland Renewal Area project and follows the Residential Facelift Programme, which has already transformed the street scene throughout the neighbourhood.
The shop front scheme will improve shop fronts and building facades to support the growth of local businesses and visually enhance the upper section of Holton Road. The creation of bright, vibrant shops will encourage more visitors to this part of the town centre, ensuring a prosperous future for the area.
Joanne Benham who runs 'Head to Toe Beauty' at 205 Holton Road said,
“Hopefully the new shop front will attract more business as it looks far more attractive than the old one. I also can’t believe how much warmer the shop is now that we have the double glazed windows. I think the scheme is great.”
Mrs Xiaoyan Huang who runs Lams Kitchen at 235 Holton Road said,
“My customers seem very impressed with the new shop front as I have already received several compliments. It is really good that the Council is trying to improve the area.”
Lis Burnett, Cabinet Member for Regeneration said:
“ Our town centres are very important and we are doing all we can to ensure that they are lively, bustling, attractive to shoppers and also profitable for local businesses.”
“The shop front scheme shows that we take pride in our town centre and want to provide an environment that attracts both residents and visitors.”
The shop front scheme is programmed to be completed by the summer and will form part of a £1.2million investment to date in the upper section of Holton Road.