The Totally Talybont Project is now up and running with the hall improvements finished and the Bike Hub and public toilets open.
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 to insulate and resurface the original and huge flat roof on the hall is finished and the exciting bike hub was opened on September 16th by Olympians Becky James and Rob Davies. We are welcoming loads of muddy cyclists at the bike wash who are cleaning their bikes at the bike hub then showering themselves off in the lovely new external showers. Lots of great feedback and good to see locals and visitors using the new facilities.
We are getting lots of visitors and locals using the new outdoor facilities with the Trim Trail around the playing fields being really popular for walking, cycling and running. We are now hopeful that a new initiative called Talybont in Action may see the very old courts a the top end of the trim trail, turned in to a multi use games area where the community can meet, socialise and generally improve their health and well-being. Watch this space!