The decline of high streets is a concern for many people in Gwynedd, but Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig are trying to tackle this issue using creative solutions!
The high street was the focal point for communities all over Wales. It offered job opportunity, a place for small businesses to thrive and was the driving force for the local and regional economy. Today the local high street is challenged by the huge increase in online shopping, shopping centres and large supermarkets. All these factors have had a detrimental effect on our high street which has contributed largely to the decline around town centres across Wales.
Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig are looking for 3 communities to work with to trial new and innovative ideas that will increase the number of visitors to the street, that will in turn increase the number of visitors to the area and increase spending in the local area.
Some of the ideas that can be piloted are art installations, street furniture, street signs and activities e.g. performances or a digital carnival. The idea should be an attraction that draws visitors to the area and will help show what the street/area has to offer.
For more information and to download an application form visit: Unique Streets Project – Open call, or contact Carwyn on email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01766 515946. There is further information here also
This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government. It’s also part funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and Gwynedd Council.