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The Council has completed important refurbishments to grass sports pitches at two locations in Church Village – and they are now available for use in time for the start of the new academic year and rugby season.

Two grass sports pitches at Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg, along with one at Cae Fardre which is used by Llantwit Fardre RFC, can now be used following extensive refurbishment work for the benefit of users. The pitches were ploughed, re-graded and a comprehensive drainage system was installed to maximise their use throughout the year. The project was completed by re-seeding and re-establishment works.

Inscapes, the Council’s contractor, held small ceremonies on each site on Monday, September 2, to mark the facilities being handed back to the Council in a much-improved condition.

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They were greeted by staff and pupils at Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg, along with representatives from Llantwit Fardre RFC at Cae Fardre.

Councillor Ann Crimmings, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure and Heritage Services, said: “I’m delighted the grass sports pitch at Cae Fardre is now ready to use by Llantwit Fardre RFC, after the Council undertook extensive drainage and re-seeding work – which has vastly improved its condition. This facility complements the new 3G sports pitch in Church Village, which the school and the wider community also uses.

"The Council made a commitment to sports clubs across Rhondda Cynon Taf to improve outdoor sports facilities – and this has been largely achieved by the delivery of 13 all-weather 3G sports pitches, with funding secured for a 14th in Treorchy. We’ve also delivered new athletics facilities in Aberdare and Beddau, with work on a third project in Clydach Vale now underway.”

Councillor Joy Rosser, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Inclusion Services, added: “The Council has completed improvements to two grass sports pitches at Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg, and I’m sure they will be gratefully received by the school. The facilities are looking fantastic, and it was great to see staff and pupils meet the contractor on Monday as the pitches were formally handed over.

“Schools across Rhondda Cynon Taf continue to benefit from the Council’s investment in outdoor leisure – with many of the new 3G facilities, along with the two athletics tracks, designed for school and community use. Many of the 3G projects were funded by the 21st Century Schools Programme, which is significantly improving education provision in a growing number of our communities – both inside and outside of the traditional classroom setting.”

Posted on Wednesday 4th September 2019

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