Talybont is delighted to have won a £250k Big Lottery Award enabling us to make much needed improvements and refurbishments to Henderson hall and playground which are the focal hub of our village community and its surrounding area. ‘Totally Talybont’ is a two year project commencing July 2016 and is managed by a dedicated steering group.
The vision was to create a place for greater community cohesion, improved services, promotion of health and welfare education and training and reduction in anti-social behaviour.
Totally Talybont has now created modern, user friendly facilities that promote daily use by organisations, residents of all ages, local business and service providers and will reduce the need for any member of the community to have to travel long distances for their recreation.
The new playground and trim trail are now open for everyone to use and enjoy. The internal improvements to the village hall have been completed with new modern kitchen with commercial oven, microwave/oven, commercial dishwasher, fridge, freezer and smart clean worktops. There is a new lobby with updated toilets along with a new disabled toilet and baby changing unit. Outside the Bike Hub is complete with bike wash, tool station and some really posh loos and showers! You can now also walk in through the wide and accessible entrance from corner making it easier to wheelchair, pushchair and pedal bike access.
The success of the Trim Trail leading around the playing fields has meant that better access is now available to reach the old tennis courts . This has highlighted how much the community would like an area to meet and socialise whilst getting fit. So, after a lot of consultation the Community Council applied to the Big Lottery People and Places Grant with ‘Talybont in Action’. A project to upgrade the old tennis courts to a multi use games area with the aim to continue support of the health and well-being of all the community. We are delighted to say that this application has been successful and work has now finished! At the rear of the playing fields you will now find two Multi Use Games areas for tennis, netball, five a side football, basketball and hockey. It’s great to see so many people of all ages enjoying some fresh air and exercise here. Free access for casual play for anyone but, if you are a club and want to have regular sessions you do need to make an arrangement with Talybont Community Council.
A huge thanks to everyone for their support of this project and all the volunteers who continue to help make this such a success.
We very much look forward to welcoming you soon.