Multi Use Games Area and More
Following the vandalism of the old Multi Use Games Area or MUGA on Afoneitha, members worked together to create a vision for a new development on the site as they recognised the need for safe areas for the children in our community to play and to let off steam. Consultations with the local school children were undertaken and it was clear from the responses that the children wanted somewhere to play football securely and some kind of skate park or bike track.
In August 2017 The Community Council took on the lease of the land from Wrexham County Borough Council and began work on putting the plans into action. It was agreed to separate the development into two stages; firstly to replace the existing MUGA with a new, robust and safe structure where children could play football and basket ball. The Second part of the development would be to install a wheeled sports or skate park area on the old tennis courts. The Community Council agreed to fully fund the first stage of the development.
In August 2018 work finally began and the old structure was replaced along with a new tarmac surface. In October 2018 The Community Council held an official opening and invited members of the Community to attend where the children were given goodie bags and invited to try out the new MUGA.
In October 2021 the first stage of the Skate Park installation was completed on the old tennis courts on the land just behind the MUGA. The community council consulted with the local schools in the area and the resounding opinion from our young people was the need for a skate park to rival the facilities in the neighbouring villages. The Community Council also installed a linking pathway down to the skatepark to improve the access to the area. There are still some more improvements to be done to the area including an improved surface so watch this space for updates!