Local community opens Rhosgadfan Playground
Plans for a local community playground on the site of the former Village Hall in Rhosgadfan took a step further forward with the official opening to show off the new play equipment to local children.
Members of the local community turned out in force, and hope that now the playground is open it will herald another round of fund-raising by local people and businesses so they can get more equipment installed.
20 to 30 local businesses have all contributed time, resources and cash to help turn the site of the burned out Village Hall into a space that is suitable for children to play.
Colleagues of gas distribution business Wales & West Utilities live in the community and asked if they could get involved by laying a safe, concrete area at the entrance to the playground, instead of the rough and muddy surface that existed. Local manager Steve Watts was only too pleased to agree and turned up on the day to see the work his colleagues had done, along with all the other local businesses, and to present local children with Smell Gas information packs, so they know what to do if they smell gas at home or outside.
Wales & West Utilities North Wales Performance Manager Steve Watts said, “We are delighted to support the efforts of the local community in turning the site of the old village hall into the Rhosgadfan Playground, which is now a great area for local children.
“We helped out by cementing over the rough ground at the entrance gate and, with the level of commitment that local people have shown for this, amenities at this site can only get better.”