Sunday, 23 August 2009

Local Park gets a Face-Lift

LLANSAINT Park has a great new look thanks to members of the local youth club. Young people in the area got together and participated in a four-day hard grafting Community project to build a community shelter and a picnic area.

The aim was to improve the grounds of the park and to provide a safe place for young people to meet. The picnic area aims to attract families and local residents to enjoy future outings in the park. Local carpenters, Kevin Jones and Dylan Thomas, worked with the young people to design and develop the project.

The project was run in partnership between Carmarthenshire Youth Service and Llansaint Welfare Hall and Sports and Recreation Association.

Funding for the project was given by CAVS Community Development Fund, STISH (St Ishmael) Community Magazine and the Taf Local Young People’s Partnership.

Youth Representative, Leanne Jones, said:

“The community shelter will stop young people gathering around bus stops and will provide a safer location for us to meet.

“We wanted to build the shelter so that we could look back in years to come and say that we built it for the community and the picnic area is a way of us giving something back to the community for people to enjoy for years to come.

“We would like to give a big thank you to everyone who supported our project.”

Any young people wanting to get involved in projects in the areas should contact Chris Davis, Senior Youth Worker for the 3Ts areas on: 01267 228149


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