Work to install a new 3G pitch at a north Powys sports centre is set to be completed this month, Powys County Council and Freedom Leisure say.
The new 3G pitch is being installed at Llanidloes Sports Centre and replaces the outdated sports pitch on the site.
As part of the works, which is being carried out by Welshpool-based SWG Construction, an improved floodlighting scheme has also been installed.
The 3G pitch will be suitable for football, hockey and a number of other outdoor sports for the community to use.
Cllr Rachel Powell, Powys County Council’s Cabinet Member for Young People, Culture and Leisure, said: “I’m delighted that this work is nearing completion and I’m sure that the sporting community in Llanidloes are looking forward to using this resource when it opens as well as Freedom Leisure, who will oversee and manage this facility.
“This project is only possible thanks to the support of Njord Wind Developments, the developers of the Bryn Blaen Wind Farm. This investment has helped to ensure the council’s aspirations and purpose in providing high-quality, inclusive and fully accessible leisure facilities in Powys. We are very grateful.”
Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Education and Property, said: “This will be a fantastic facility and it’s exciting to know that works are nearly finished. This is a great example of partnership working between the council’s education and leisure services and Freedom Leisure.
“We want to work with the community, including the wider sports club and organisations that have played an active role in enabling this project to go ahead, to ensure that they can make the most of these enhanced facilities.”
Gwyn Owen, Area Manager, Freedom Leisure Powys said the 3G pitch would be a ‘great new facility’ for Llanidloes.
“This new facility will be a fantastic incentive to encourage outdoor activities for all Llanidloes residents and help the local community remain as active and healthy as possible,” he said.
Booking arrangements and hire prices are being finalised and will be announced shortly on the council’s and Freedom Leisure social media channels.