Ffos Caerffili opening postponed

March 14, 2024

The opening of a new market development in the heart of Caerphilly town centre is to be postponed.

Despite the best efforts of all parties, the significant rainfall in recent weeks has impacted construction of the market and a difficult decision has been made to delay the launch, which was due to take place on Friday 15th March. 

Following consultation with the market operator, a revised opening date is anticipated in early April to allow the final works to be completed to the high standards expected of an exciting project such as this. An official launch event will follow. 

“The council very much regrets the delay and we appreciate this is disappointing news for the whole community,” said Cllr Jamie Pritchard, deputy leader of Caerphilly Council.  

“Unfortunately, the high level of rainfall we have experienced has had a significant impact on the completion of the works. I’m sure residents will understand that we must ensure that the site is safe and fully accessible before we can open the doors to the public. 

“The colourful container-style market will be a vibrant new focal point for the town and the contractors are working hard to get the scheme completed as quickly as possible alongside the market operators and our local traders,” he added. 

Ffos Caerffili is a key part of the council’s Caerphilly Town 2035 Placemaking Plan, with funding support from the Welsh Government’s Transforming Towns Initiative and the European Regional Development Fund. 

The scheme has also been supported bythe UK Shared Prosperity Fund, a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda.