Penyrheol is home to a brand new skate park, outdoor gym and an improved play area, which officially opened recently.
Members of the local community celebrated the launch event on Saturday 5th October, with the Mayor of Caerphilly County Borough Council, Cllr Julian Simmonds, and the Chair of Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn (PTE) Community Council, Peredur Owen-Griffiths officially opening the facility.
The improvements at Penyrheol’s Aneurin Park come as a result of partnership working between Caerphilly County Borough Council, Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn Community Council and Penyrheol Community Association.
Around £300,000 has been invested into environmental improvements in Penyrheol, as part of the Caerphilly County Borough Council’s £260 million Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS) programme, including additional car parking for residents in Gellideg and Penybryn. Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn Community Council also contributed £15,000 for improvements to the skate park, along with £2,225 from the Area Forum Budget.
Cllr Lisa Phipps, the council’s Cabinet Member for Homes and Places, said “At Caerphilly council, we are committed to ensure that our residents are placed at the heart of decision-making on what improvements are made throughout the borough. I am really pleased to see the opening of the skate park here in Penyrheol, as it is yet another brilliant example of us providing the community with developments they have asked for. I would like to thank both the Community Council and Penyrheol Community Association for working with us to enable these improvements to be possible.
It is fantastic to deliver a facility that several generations will benefit from for many years to come. The skate park and outdoor gym will allow people to keep physically active, improving the health and wellbeing of our local communities.”