Pitch replacement work at the Flash Leisure Centre, Welshpool underway

Flash Leisure Centre

Flash Leisure Centre2 November 2020

Work to replace the ageing outdoor pitch at Welshpool's Flash leisure Centre is underway, Powys County Council and Freedom Leisure have confirmed.

Specialist contractors have started work removing the 'shock pad' of the under-pitch support which has been in place since the original pitch was installed 16 years ago. The work, which started today (November 2), is essential before a new pitch surface can be laid. In addition, the project will see all existing floodlighting replaced with modern LED technology.

Cabinet Member for Young People and Culture, Councillor Rachel Powell said: "This project has reached a crucial stage removing the shock-pad which will then allow the new pitch carpet to be replaced and hopefully see the facility open next month.

"The preparation for this project has been complex and taken longer than anticipated due to delays caused by necessary surveys, drainage investigations and the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. We are committed to providing inclusive sport and leisure facilities for all communities in Powys. We again would like to thank all residents of Welshpool and the wider community for their continued support and understanding whilst this project nears completion.   

"We look forward to this outstanding community outdoor facility reopening very soon." She added.

For clubs and community groups who now wish to discuss their booking for the new outdoor pitch please contact The Flash Leisure Centre on 01938 555952 or email theflash@freedom-leisure.co.uk from Monday, November 9 onwards.

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