A NEW community centre in Tegryn was officially opened on Saturday, November 1.

Canolfan Clydau provides a focal point for local people and visitors alike, and includes a main hall, modern kitchen, office space and conference facilities.

The £600,000 building received funding through the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013, which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. The project was carried out by Pembrokeshire County Council.

The centre was officially opened by Jill Evans MEP and organisations such as PAVS, PLANED, Dyfed-Powys Police, Mid and West Wales Fire Service and various course tutors were in attendance.

Jill Evans said: “As a Member of the European Parliament for all Wales, it was an honour to open Canolfan Clydau, especially as European funding has played a crucial part in making the community centre a reality.

“It’s important to remember that Wales is a net beneficiary of European money – and this wonderful building is an excellent example of the money being put to good use."

County Councillor Rod Bowen, who represents the Clydau Ward, said: “This is a fantastic first class Hi-Tec facility the set in heart of Clydau – a wonderful community centre for everyone to enjoy with facilities that are second to none. The centre is also committed to supporting business growth and offers space for people who wish to develop business ideas, an essential catalyst for the creation of new companies and job opportunities.”