Part of Brecon’s Promenade has been brightened up and given a new lease of life as community volunteers designed and painted a brilliant new mural on one section of the town’s popular local attraction.
Over two weeks in August, “Team Brecon” volunteers worked hard to give the Prom a makeover.
With the support of local businesses B J Jenkins and Sons Ltd and Ty Mawr Lime Ltd who donated some of the materials for the work, volunteers created a beach hut mural in the old bandstand building and restored several tired old benches with a fresh lick of paint.
Local artists Deborah Greenfield and Ilona Carati worked with Team Brecon volunteers to create the new artwork which was painted directly onto the former bandstand.
This follows on from Team Brecon work earlier in the month to improve the site by cutting back on overhanging foliage, planting and weeding flower beds and given the Prom a general tidy up.
County Councillor Matthew Dorrance said:
“It has been brilliant to work on this project and I am really pleased with the result. The Prom is a fantastic community space and our team have tried to help improve it for the whole community to enjoy.
“This project was made possible because of the generosity of local residents and businesses who gave their time, skills and resources to make it happen. The end result is fabulous.
“There are further improvements planned for the Prom. Brecon Town Council is funding new benches to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day and these will be installed soon.”
Jackie Thomas who helped organise the project said:
“I am really grateful to everyone who gave their time and expertise to this project which really has improved this part of the Prom.
“Working on this project was so much fun. The feedback from residents and visitors has been absolutely fantastic which makes it all worthwhile.”
Town Councillor Marie Matthews said:
“The Prom is looking lovely. Our work to restore benches and create a colourful beach -scene mural has helped brighten up an area that was run down and looking neglected.
“The work of our volunteers has helped enhance the area for residents and visitors to enjoy.”