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Wall and riverbank repairs on former tip site in Penrhiwceiber

Pentwyn tip site - Copy

A scheme to reinstate a retaining wall and riverbank is underway in Penrhiwceiber, to rectify scour damage and a small slip into the Afon Cynon. 

The work location is on the edge of Pentwyn Sports Ground, which is built on a reclaimed colliery spoil tip – with the wall and riverbank located at the bottom of the former tip. 

The scheme will construct a new blockstone retaining wall, reinstate the bottom of the tip, and restore the integrity of the slope – preventing silt and other material from being washed into the river. 

A footpath along the riverbank will also be restored. It will remain closed to the public for the duration of the works. 

Funding has been secured from Welsh Government’s Coal Tip Safety Grant to deliver the scheme, which will be completed later this year. 

Prichard’s is the appointed contractor for the work, and initial site preparations got underway at the end of April 2024. 

The site compound and material storage area is being established beside the two football pitches on the upper level of Pentwyn Fields. 

No work will take place on the football pitches themselves, which will remain available to the community throughout.  

The Council has worked with organisers of the annual football festival in early July, to enable the event to go ahead as usual. 

Thanks to the community for your cooperation while these works take place. 

Posted on 14/05/2024