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Talybont on Usk has submitted its 2nd phase application to The Big Lottery for a huge project to improve the facilities available to the local community and visitors to the village.

Phase 1: the new playground and trim trail around the community playing fields is complete. We  had an exciting official launch on Easter Saturday with hundreds of children joining in an Easter Egg hunt all over the playground and trim trial!

It is so lovely to see people of all ages using the path around the playing fields. Our elderly residents are using it and enjoying the fact that they can now go for a flat walk around the playing fields and see the children enjoying the playground. Some accessible benches will soon be at strategic points around this space.

Phase 2: the internal works to the hall are now finished with a brand new lobby area with updated toilets to include a disabled and baby changing room. It has given the hall a much needed facelift as you walk into a welcoming and practicable space.

There has also been a total refit of the kitchen which has removed all the old units replaced it with something that is more suited to events that want to provide catering within the hall. There is now a large commercial oven, two fridges, freezer, microwave oven, dishwasher and plumbed in urn.

Phase 3: The external work is now underway to insulate and resurface the original and huge flat roof on the hall. Work has also commenced  on the exciting bike hub which will provide additional external facilities for locals and visitors who are using the village for recreation. All of the work will be using as much green technology as possible with water harvesting and solar energy key to much of the installation.

The aim is to have this all up and running by mid August and news of how it is all going will be posted as we proceed.