Holton Road shops gets facelift
A third empty shop front on Holton Road in Barry has undergone a transformation at the hands of local artists as part of a project organised by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.
Five young artists involved with the project worked alongside professional graffiti artists to transform the shop front and participate in workshops at the Hurts So Good unit in Windmill Park Industrial Estate.
The project was funded by the Welsh Government Transforming Towns programme and was delivered in partnership with the Council, with similar future works in the pipeline.
The programme aims to redevelop areas by improving the appearance of properties and developing underused or empty buildings.
In addition to the shop’s artwork, recent improvements to Barry shopping streets include the installation of new planters and banners.
Barry-themed cycle racks have also been installed on around the Town Centre to make active travel more accessible.
Cllr Lis Burnett said:
“The artistic works carried out on Holton Road are part of a large-scale programme to improve town centres throughout Wales and is another example of our commitment to creating a pleasant shopping experience here in the Vale.
“The aim is to provide a safer and more welcoming environment for visitors, shoppers and workers within our town centres.
“I hope these works, along with others, will help to make a real difference to local residents as well as shoppers.”