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New skatepark unveiled in Maesycwmmer

Maesycwmmer Community Cllr Maureen Harries & local ward member Cllr Jo Rao

A brand new skatepark has been unveiled at Hill View, Maesycwmmer.

The skatepark is the final feature to be delivered as part of a package of environmental improvements totalling over £154,000 in Maesycwmmer, by Caerphilly County Borough Council.

Additional funding of £30,000 from Maesycwmmer Community Council also helped make the skatepark installation possible.

These improvements, delivered as part of the Council’s Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS) programme, have included additional equipment at the play park and a new outdoor gym.  The improvements were identified by the local community as part of an extensive consultation process.

Cllr Shayne Cook, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, said “The WHQS programme has seen over £260 million invested in Council owned homes and communities across the Caerphilly borough.

“As we near the end of delivery of the environmental improvements element of the programme, it’s fantastic to see that we are continuing to meet the needs of our communities.

“Access to free, suitable outdoor spaces for sport and recreation is incredibly important to health and wellbeing, particularly as the cost-of-living crisis continues to impact on families’ disposable income.  The new facilities in Maesycwmmer are an excellent example of how the WHQS programme has provided spaces which cater for a range of ages and abilities.”