Possible New Pitch At Llangennech Park

Thursday 2nd June 2011

The River Mwrwg near the tidal flap linking it to the Loughor EstuaryAn action committee has been formed to investigate whether diverting the River Mwrwg can provide a solution to flooding problems near the park while also providing room for a new football pitch.

Llangennech AFC will be represented on the committee by Club Secretary, Martin Williams.

Llanelli MP Nia Griffith called a public meeting on 25th May at the Community Centre to propose the plans to villagers.  Aled Harries of Penlan Farm outlined the plans which involved redirecting the River Mwrwg within a piece of land to an attenuation pond to hold the water back while the tide is at its highest.

It is planned to use the land which is currently unusable and overgrown.  The pond would be made secure and there would be a weir system top stop debris reaching the tidal flap.  The area would be landscaped and there would be an introduction of wildlife and walks.  There would be enough room for a second soccer pitch from the hedge of the cricket pitch with the touchline running parallel with the railway line.

The first meeting of the new action committee takes place on Monday 6th June at 7pm at Llangennech Community Centre.

Meanwhile the club's existing plans for a new football pitch at Cae Fainc are still in the early stages.  Currently Carmarthenshire County Council are attempting to find a suitable source to conduct the feasibility study at a reasonable cost.

Unquestionably though, if the enhancement plans at Llangennech Park were to come off then proceedings would come to an end with the Cae Fainc project.