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CARMARTHEN LEISURE CENTRE TRACK REFURBISHMENT: AUGUST & SEPTEMBER LATEST/DIWEDDARAF

Work is being completed in 2020 by Carmarthenshire County Council resurfacing and improving elements of the Carmarthen Leisure Centre Athletics Track in Johnstown (home of Carmarthen & District Harriers Athletics Club).

Since 5th February 2020, the track has been closed and works started by contractors from South Wales Sport Ltd. As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, the work was suspended in March but the good news is that after eighty-two days away, work re-started in mid-June and is ongoing.

The changes includes a brand-new track surface, a great new look and changes to the venue layout itself.

A big thanks to contractors South Wales Sport Ltd for their hard work so far as we get ready to share this new sporting facility in Carmarthenshire with you in due course.

 

Up-to-date Photos above taken on between 20th August - 3rd September

 

This is an exiting time for the club, county of Carmarthenshire and West Wales, and we would like to thank parents, athletes and the public for their co-operation during the weeks ahead when the facility will be out of action.

Over the next few weeks, we'll bring you regular updates, images and videos of the progress across the Website, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

A reminder that the grounds of Carmarthen Leisure Centre in Johnstown is closed to the public.

Alongside refurbishment work continuing on the athletics track, car park and tennis courts, the Leisure Centre has also been converted into a temporary field hospital to help Hywel Dda University Health Board deal with its response to coronavirus in Carmarthenshire. However, as announced by the County Council on Friday 21st August, the Carmarthen site as well as Llanelli Leisure Centre will be decommissioned in a planned October re-opening (TBC).

It means work will shortly get underway to repurpose the venues back to their original use as two of the council’s largest leisure centres.

In the meantime, training sessions by arrangement with coaches continues at Parc Y Scarlets Track in Pemberton, Llanelli until further Notice.

When training can re-commence back at our home at Johnstown athletics track itself, following guidance from the Welsh Government and Welsh Athletics, the full details for the training including when, where and for who will be communicated fully via email and online.

Watch the video below for a look at the developments in the middle of August as work continues...