Rivermead MUGA, Rogerstone
Posted on Friday 24th November 2017
A popular multi-games area (MUGA) in Rogerstone will be closed temporarily for about two months in the new year for further improvement works to be carried out.
Work to upgrade the MUGA was carried out earlier this year but further work is now required to improve noise insulation at an estimated cost of £86,000
New opening hours are also being introduced from Monday 27 November, to ensure that the use of the facility is regulated to prevent misuse..
While the area will open every day, on Sundays it has to be booked by someone over 18 and any use must be supervised by a responsible adult.
Councillor Debbie Harvey, Newport City Council's cabinet member for leisure, sport and culture, said: "Unfortunately, there have been a number of problems with this games area in recent years.
"We hoped the work carried out earlier this year would solve the issues but it has become clear that more needs to be done to alleviate the situation.
"I know that the MUGA is popular with many young people but it has also suffered from misuse. It was important to strike the right balance so the area can remain open and it is hoped the work as well as the new rules will mean it can continue to serve the community in the future."
The new opening hours are as follows: 9am to 6pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 9am to 8pm on Wednesdays; 9am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays (when the area must be booked and supervised during use).