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Enhancement works at Llandrindod's Lake Park completed

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15th May 2018 

boats back at Landrindod Lake

Works to enhance a lake park area in mid Powys have been completed, the county council has announced.

Powys County Council has carried out the works in Llandrindod Wells' Lake Park area, thanks to a £126,400 grant.  The council's Regeneration Service was successful in securing the grant from the European Union through the Welsh Government's Rural Community Development Fund.

Works to enhance a lake park area in mid Powys have been completed, the county council has announced.

Powys County Council has carried out the works in Llandrindod Wells' Lake Park area, thanks to a £126,400 grant.  The council's Regeneration Service was successful in securing the grant from the European Union through the Welsh Government's Rural Community Development Fund.

Works that have been completed include the existing path to the west of the lake enhanced to a multi-purpose trail, which now joins the National Cycle Route 825 - known as the Radnor Ring.  Improvements to the woodland trails have also been carried out with support from volunteers which has seen footpaths, steps and railings installed to improve safety and accessibility for users.

The lake's 'Fabulous Waterbeast' has been repaired after its support structure deteriorated after being in the water for 10 years.

The amphitheatre area has been rejuvenated with the old seating removed and replaced with oak benches and steps have been created for easier access. The 'stage' area has been improved to create a more defined stage area for performances and a removable canopy to go over the stage area providing shelter for performers is also available.

The council is current seeking expressions of interest from anyone interested in piloting an events management business at the amphitheatre.  Anyone interested should email regeneration@powys.gov.uk.

Boating has also been brought back to the Lake as a pilot business, which will be operated by Stuart Ingram from Crossgates until November.  Six pedalos have been leased as part of the grant funding and works necessary to operate the business have been carried out.

Cllr Martin Weale, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: "I'm delighted that the enhancement works in Llandrindod Wells' Lake Park have been completed.  This area is an important tourist facility for the town and mid Powys and the grant has provided a huge boost to its business prospects.

"We hope that visitors to the Lake Park appreciate the enhancement works that have been carried out and that they will support the business as we pilot boating on the lake."

Cllr Rachel Powell, Cabinet Member for Outdoor Recreation, said: "I would like to thank the Countryside Volunteers for their efforts in improving the woodland trail and making is accessible to those who visit the Lake Park.

"It's great to see that boating will return and I would encourage all visitors to try it and get a unique view of the Lake Park from the lake itself."

Total investment in the project is £158,000 with £126,400 coming from European Union Funding through a Welsh Government grant and the remainder from the council's regeneration service and match funding.

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