Representatives from a range of local groups and interested individuals have been updated on the latest position in the development of Underhill Park.
The online briefing, held on 27 March, was a chance for those present to hear about the progress that has been made, see designs for the construction of the new buildings and learn about the timeline for what happens next. Those attending the virtual briefing included officers from local sporting clubs, community and business group representatives, plus individuals who have offered to assist Mumbles Community Association.
The session, which was led by MCA chair Simon Tse, also gave attendees the opportunity to ask questions about any aspect of the development.
Simon also set out the different work strands that MCA will be following in formulating the plans for operating the Park and the new facilities, once the building work is complete. These include Catering, Marketing & Events, Admin & Finance, Pitch Management, Buildings & Grounds Maintenance, and the new Youth Group. MCA will be seeking assistance from the community to help with these work streams, and those attending the session were asked to identify any areas where they could offer practical support.
Speaking about the importance of the session, Simon said:
“Whilst MCA is driving the development of Underhill Park, we are doing it on behalf of the local community and want people to feel involved. What we aim to deliver is for everyone who lives, works, or plays in the wider Mumbles area, so it is important for us to share the progress – and the challenges still facing us – with everyone who has an interest.
“The positive comments made by those who attended were heart-warming, and hearing their questions and comments was invaluable. Further briefing sessions are therefore being planned for later this year and we would welcome more people attending.”
Future update sessions will take place on Saturday 03 July and Saturday 06 November. Anyone interested in taking part, or willing to help MCA with any aspect of the future operations, is asked to get in touch with MCA by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCA plan to issue a general progress update later on in April. The update will be posted on the noticeboard in Underhill Park – situated opposite the children’s play area, posted on the Go Underhill website – and sent to people who have registered to receive updates.
Anyone wishing to receive an update directly should register below