WORK on Neyland's £2million new community hub officially got underway this month.

Members of ten founding community organisations who have played a pivotal role in bringing the plans to life visited the Athletic Club site, along with county councillor Paul Millar, town mayor Simon Hancock and local politicians.

They were joined by Matthew Evans, managing director of appointed contractors WJG Evans and Son.

The new hub facility is expected to open its door in less than 18 months' time, and will provide modern sporting and social facilities, as well as housing the town council office, and Neyland library.

Said Cllr Miller, who’s been leading the project, "I’m delighted to see work finally starting on site.

"It’s been a massive effort to get us this far and to have successfully secured more than £2m for new community facilities in the town is a fantastic achievement.

"Once the hub is complete it will be a tremendous asset for the whole town."

The project has been backed by Neyland Town Council, Welsh Government, Pembrokeshire County Council and The National Lottery.

Neyland Community Interest Company (CIC) is made up of members of local organisations who have long used the Athletic Club, and will be involved in its running, and members of the town council.