Town Council Plans One Step Closer after £47,500 funding confirmed.

February 22, 2017

Town Council Plans One Step Closer after £47,500 funding confirmed.

 

Today, The Big Lottery Fund agreed £47,500 to fund a bid development and community engagement stage. This would lead to a further bid of £1.1 million for the regeneration and development of amenity land and green open spaces including sports areas in the town.

 

The Town Council has agreed to spend £30,250 to transfer 116 acres of amenity land and green open spaces, including Trehafren and Vaynor football pitches, Dolerw Park and the Town Hall grounds, from Powys County Council to Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council. With the vision of transforming the area into a riverside park, events area and replacing the town centre play park with a new Premier Play park. The intention of this project is to work in conjunction with an Open Spaces Consortium of community, sports and business organisations led by Cwm Harry Land Trust.