Transforming Towns programme to provide funding boost for towns and businesses across Wales

Ahead of Small Business Saturday, the Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government has announced a £10 million funding boost for town centres, under the £90 million Transforming Towns programme, to support businesses and increase vibrancy and footfall in towns across Wales.

First Minister Update 30th November:

From 6pm on Friday, new national measures will provide restrictions for hospitality businesses:- Pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes will have to close at 6pm, and will not be allowed to serve alcohol. After 6pm, takeaways only will be allowed.Indoor entertainment will have to close.Indoor attractions such as museums will also have to close, but outdoor visitor attractions can remain open.The rest of the measures will remain the same, no changes to extended households e.t.c.They will look again at travel, and make a further announcement later this week, following England lockdown completing.These measures will be in place until 17th December and then reviewed every three weeks. Support Package £180m of new […]

First Minister update 27th November

All indoor entertainment to close – cinemas, bowling – date to be confirmedNew Hospitality restrictions to come into force from next Friday – will be speaking to sector over weekend and restrictions will announced on Monday – a new financial package will be launched to support sector.All non essential retail, hairdressers, leisure centres and gyms to remain openNo suggestion that schools will close early before Christmas. The new restrictions will be apply to all of Wales rather than local lockdown /tiered approach.