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PONTYPRIDD’S MP WELCOMES FUNDING FOR URGENT FENCING REQUIRED FOR LOCAL FOOTBALL PITCH

Written by on 11th May 2021

As part of the Capital Programme 2021-2, RCT Council have pledged to fund fencing to secure the football pitch in Tyn Y Bryn Park.

The pitch has regularly been targeted and impacted by anti-social behaviour which many feel has increased throughout the pandemic.

Throughout this period Alex has regularly liaised with RCT Council and South Wales Police to raise the concerns of local residents.

Councillor Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure & Heritage Services at RCT Council, has today confirmed that funding for fencing around the pitch will be included in this year’s Capital Programme.

Alex Davies-Jones MP said:

“I fully recognise the impact that coronavirus has had on our communities across Pontypridd and RCT.

Anti-social behaviour is an issue that crops up daily and the pandemic has sadly seen an increase in damage to many of our local sports facilities across the area.

There are sadly no easy answers and on a personal note I really feel for young people who have been out of education, or who are finding it harder than ever to get a job in the current climate.

Yet causing damage and destruction to local facilities is not the answer and I am absolutely thrilled to have played a part in securing this fencing for Tonyrefail Boys and Girls Club.

I am hopeful that this fencing, once installed, will help to tackle the issues that the club is facing by keeping people from entering the pitch and causing damage.

I know from personal experience just how important local sports facilities are.

I will continue to work alongside sports clubs across our communities to protect their pitches wherever possible too because I know this is sadly an issue faced by many clubs.”

Huw Jones, Club Secretary – Tonyrefail Boys and Girls Club said:

“It is fantastic news that the club will receive funding to erect a perimeter fence.

Not only will the fence secure existing assets but also further assets that the club plan to purchase to improve the current facilities.”

Cllr Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure & Heritage Services said:

“Myself and Council Officers have previously met with Alex Davies-Jones MP and representatives from the Boys and Girls Club to discuss the issues around Tyn Y Bryn Park and agreed that the fencing works would be put forward for consideration for an upcoming capital programme.

“Each scheme in the wider package is included on merit and I am pleased that the Council can support the Boys and Girls Club through the installation of fencing.”