Cwmaman: "Back our bid for sports facilities"

MAKING A SPLASH: Youngsters enjoy some summer fun at the Ammanford splash pads.

MAKING A SPLASH: Youngsters enjoy some summer fun at the Ammanford splash pads.

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Carmarthenshire county council leader Kevin Madge has called for the public to get behind Cwmaman town council’s bid to create a state-of-the-art multi sports area and splash pads feature at Garnant Park.

The council is in the process of applying for grant funding towards the facility to improve the dilapidated swimming pool and tennis courts, but wants residents to become vocal in their support.

Major bids have already been submitted, but councillors are to add letters of support to the grant applications.

Cllr Madge has called on community groups such as cylchs, playgroups, nurseries and schools, plus parents and business owners to put their support in writing to the town council’s Clerk David Davies to help boost the applications.

“Since the splash pads have been installed in Ammanford it has proved to be very popular,” said Cllr Kevin Madge. “We now look to mirror that success for the Amman Valley.

“Due to stringent cutbacks, the town council has not been in a position to pay for the improvements at the park, but with the help of grant funding, we will be able to improve the area significantly,” he added.

Cllr Madge says he understands improvements at the park are in high demand and that it has taken longer than hoped to deliver new facilities.

However, he is confident that should all the applications go ahead as planned, the new sports area and splash pads could be installed by summer 2015.

“Applying for grant funding takes time, and I thank the people of Cwmaman for their patience as the town council works through the process,” he said. “I’m hopeful that by next summer children will be benefitting from the excellent sporting facilities.”

Cwmaman mayor David Williams added: “We really need the public to get behind us. With their added support we can make the improvements the area so desperately needs.”

Send your letters of support to Cwmaman town council clerk David Davies, Cwmffrwd Farm, Llandeilo Road, Glanaman, SA18 2DZ.

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10:21am Thu 14 Aug 14

Meirion says...

I am sure that I will be corrected but does this mean that where play areas in other communities are facing cutbacks and a sporting community heritage such as bowling and cricket facilities facing extinction across Carmarthenshire?
Am I correct in saying that the Amman Valley is immune to what is happening across Carmarthenshire and its neighbouring Authorities in respect of play areas and parks?
I am sure that I will be corrected but does this mean that where play areas in other communities are facing cutbacks and a sporting community heritage such as bowling and cricket facilities facing extinction across Carmarthenshire? Am I correct in saying that the Amman Valley is immune to what is happening across Carmarthenshire and its neighbouring Authorities in respect of play areas and parks? Meirion
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11:30pm Mon 18 Aug 14

someguyfromwales@yahoo.co.uk says...

all cwmaman will do is find half of the required amount for the splashpads, and wren etc pay the rest. but to get they're half, they have to raise their precept. somehow it doesn't seem that windfarm compensation oops community fund covers this but stranger things have happened... even if windfarm money could be used, someone will have to find the matchfunding from somewhere
all cwmaman will do is find half of the required amount for the splashpads, and wren etc pay the rest. but to get they're half, they have to raise their precept. somehow it doesn't seem that windfarm compensation oops community fund covers this but stranger things have happened... even if windfarm money could be used, someone will have to find the matchfunding from somewhere someguyfromwales@yahoo.co.uk
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