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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 underway with a brand new lobby area being refitted with updated toilets to include a disabled and baby changing room. It will give the hall a much needed facelift as you walk in to a welcoming and practicable space.

The kitchen will be next. A total refit here to remove all the old units and install something that is more suited to events that want to provide catering within the hall.

Phase 3: will be the external work to insulate and resurface the original and huge flat roof on the hall. Work will then commence 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.