WORK is due to start on upgrades at a leisure centre in Machynlleth.

A spokesman for Powys County Council said: "We are pleased to confirm that necessary works at Bro Ddyfi Leisure Centre, Machynlleth will commence on Wednesday, September 23.

"It is anticipated that this work will take five weeks to fully complete. However, through a phased approach, we are hopeful that dry side facilities (sports hall, fitness suite, bowls hall) will re-open within four weeks followed by the re-opening of the swimming pool.

"A further statement will be issued in the following weeks with confirmation of a re-opening date. We appreciate your continued patience during this time and Freedom Leisure are looking forward to welcoming you back."