YOUNGSTERS from Wales and West Housing Association’s Barracksfield estate met with Barracks- field Tenants Association and representatives from the Housing Assoc- iation to receive news a planning application for a long-awaited Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) on their estate has been successful.
The young people can now focus their energy on fundraising activities to enable the project costing around £50,000 to go ahead next year.
Together they generated a range of ideas for activities that will contribute towards making the project a success.
Wrexham County Borough Council has offered help with the provision of dropped kerbs to enable disability access and Offa Community Council is keen to encourage safe play areas for local children.
Hightown Communities First, the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers and Groundwork Wrexham and Flintshire have also given their support to the development of this project.
John Williams, chairman of the Tenants Association said: “The provision of a MUGA facility on land adjacent to Luke O’Connor House Resource Centre will provide a much- needed play facility for local youngsters of all ages and older people who wish to increase their fitness levels.
“There is still a long way to go to raise sufficient funding.”