The new Holyhead 3G sports pitch is now open after works were completed three weeks ahead of schedule – thanks to the recent good weather.
The modern £150,000 sporting facility, located at Holyhead Park, will replace the old Millbank pitch on the High School campus.
Anglesey County Council and Holyhead Town Council recently joined forces to improve sporting facilities in the town They worked together to create a feasibility study, design, and secure vital grant funding.
Holyhead Town Council successfully secured a £135,000 grant from the Wales Collaborative Sports Facilities Group and planning permission for the project was approved in February.
The old tennis courts at Holyhead Park have now been transformed into a new 3G sports pitch, suitable for rugby training as well as football, thanks to a special shock pads under the surface. Floodlights and fencing will also be upgraded.
Holyhead Town Council Clerk, Robert Henderson, said: “The new 3G sports pitch at Holyhead Park will provide a much-needed boost to local facilities.”
“We’re delighted that work on this new facility was finished early, giving our children and young people a chance to make the most of it over the summer holidays.”
“We’d like to thank the Wales Collaborative Sports Facilities Group for its generous financial support and Anglesey Council’s Leisure Service for working with us to deliver what is a fantastic new sporting facility for the town.”
Holyhead Town Council will also relocate the tennis courts as part of this development. A feasibility study is being undertaken to look at the creation of a new car park. The Pavilion Café has undergone renovation works and more outside seating has also been added to the park.
Anglesey’s Leisure portfolio holder, Councillor Carwyn Jones, added, “Despite the severe impact of Coronavirus, our officers have worked hard to come up with a feasible and cost-effective project. We’ve done this in partnership with Holyhead Town Council and I’m extremely grateful to its staff and members for their support.”
“We promised to replace the old Millbank facility which was no longer fit for purpose and have worked closely with Holyhead Town Council to deliver a great new community resource.”
The facility at Holyhead Park will also be available to local schools during the day and sporting groups during evenings and weekends.
The Wales Collaborative Sports Facilities Group includes the Football Association of Wales, Welsh Rugby Union, Hockey Wales and Sport Wales.
The Town Council are in the process of having a dedicated website and booking system built. In the meantime, to book the new facility please call the Pavilion Café at Y Parc on 01407 763662.