A new £834,000 scheme for “Public Art” is to be introduced in Penarth by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.
Full details of the scheme have yet to be published but the plan includes the creation of what’s described as a “Maker-space” within Penarth Library.
The scheme will also involve the replacement of the boundary railings of Dingle Park after a long campaign by the “Friends of Dingle Park”. [ the volunteer body which oversees the the improvement of the park] .
Here, there will be three “artist-designed” entrances to Dingle Park, promoting storytelling and writing in association with schools, along with “ art-designed signage and information boards.”
In Arcot St there is to be “landscaping” and free-standing artwork installed – although it’s not clear whether this involves the “Triangle” which – although neglected for years – is now being regularly tended by local volunteers .
The railings at the entrance of Penarth Leisure Centre at Cogan are to be replaced
Seating which overlooks Cardiff Bay and Penarth Marina is to be “enhanced” and “artistic interventions” are to be installed along the railings and information boards .
The scheme will be funded by the developer’s Section 106 contribution in respect of the he Penarth Heights residential development and will be rolled out over a period of 3 years.