Work on a new community centre in Hendy is almost complete.

Despite numerous obstacles, the old Hendy Cricket Club is being transformed into a community hub known as 'Canolfan Gwili'.

This project's success was made possible by the community's support and more than £250k funding from Welsh Government and Carmarthenshire County Council.

Llanedi Community Council, responsible for the centre, extends their gratitude for the assistance provided.

South Wales Guardian: A range of events will be able to be held at the centre.A range of events will be able to be held at the centre. (Image: Canolfan Gwili/Llanedi Community Council)

The council is preparing to reveal the centre to the public in the following weeks.

A dedicated team, including a new centre manager, bistro manager and chef, are ready to make this centre Hendy community's heart.

The centre offers a large activity hall which is suitable for various events, from sports classes to concerts.

There are two conference rooms outfitted with up-to-date technology like video conferencing and hearing loop facilities.

Adding to the excitement, a locally based gym, 'fitter body ladies,' confirmed plans to establish a permanent base in the centre.

The operators aim to transform women's lives through holistic fitness and food programs.

Potential members can already express their interest via email.

Canolfan Gwili will also house new Bistro 'Cegin Beca.' The team promises to provide quality service and unforgettable dining experiences while overlooking a scenic nature trail.

South Wales Guardian: The old cricket club has been transformedThe old cricket club has been transformed (Image: Canolfan Gwili/Llanedi Community Council)

The bistro comes with indoor and outdoor seating for more than 100 guests and the chance for dog owners to bring their well-behaved pets.

Centre manager, Ashley Davies, is open to hearing from those wishing to be a part of this journey or host an event.

Community members are encouraged to keep track of updates on the centre's Facebook pages or the village notice boards.

The transformation of the old cricket club into a lively community hub marks a new start for Hendy, offering its residents a space for activities, fitness, and food.