From Coed Gwylym Park:
We have just received some fantastic news that we are delighted to share with you. The National Lottery Community Fund have just confirmed a grant of £89,000 towards our Project to build a new ‘Community Club House’ at the top end of the park near to the carpark, the Heritage Centre, the Canal Society Building, and to one side of the bowling green.
We are now working with the council to finalise the lease of the designated Club House site. Our ambition is to open the Club House in Spring 2022.
The building, which will cost £194,514 to complete, will occupy a focal point in the park, with most park users passing by it when they use the park facilities.
The pavilion-style Club House will include two changing rooms, a multi use toilet, a gents toilet, a store room, a small kitchen and a club room of some 65 square meters.
Our new Club House building will significantly enhance the facilities in the park and satisfy many of the community requests for facilities that we have identified through recent surveys.
These facilities will include a place to meet in the park, a place to shelter, toilet facilities for all, a place to have light refreshments, changing facilities, a place to socialise and to chill out and relax, and even host some social events, as well as providing a venue for school activities.
We also plan to put in a Dog Parking Station so that those out walking their dogs can kennel them outside the club house while they come in for a tea/coffee and a chat.
The club house will be run by volunteers and there will be a rota system for opening, closing and cleaning the facility and replenishing toilet accessories and tea/coffee supplies.
The New Club House facility is being built for the benefit of the whole community with the existing park organisations benefiting with new accessible toilets, changing rooms for some sports, a facility to make tea/coffee and a room to have meetings, a room to undertake activities, provide teas for visiting organisations and bowls teams and a facility to socialise in with the wider community in particular.
This is really great news for our community, and for our park users. We still have work to do to complete this marvellous project and we thank you all for your continued support.
And obviously, we extend a huge thank you to the National Lottery Community Fund.
Friends of Coed Gwylym Community Park has a facebook group here: www.facebook.com/CoedGwilymPark