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Short debate on town centres

Christine Chapman AM called on the assembly government to promote the creation of well designed town centres.

In a short debate, on 3 February 2010, the Labour AM for Cynon Valley, chose to discuss the significance of town centres to communities across Wales.

Ms Chapman stressed the importance of heritage and distinctiveness to boost the health and well being of town centres.

According to the AM, towns such as Blaenavon and Rhyl have all allocated funding specifically to boost their heritage and to promote social cohesion and unite communities.

Ms Chapman also commended the town of Aberdare, that became first low carbon town in Wales and one of the first in the UK in 2009.

The Sustainability Minister Jane Davidson AM welcomed the short debate and said that the government already had clear objectives in place to promote town and village centres.

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