Welfare Grounds


The Community Council controls the Welfare Grounds at Tregwilym Road, which comprises: a community hall with meeting and changing rooms, a children’s playground, trim trail, two full size football pitches, one junior size football pitch,  two mini football pitches,  one grass cricket pitch, one artificial cricket wicket, two tennis courts (open - see Community Grounds/Sports Facilities tab for info.), riverside walks, a BBQ area, a pond and nature areas. BBQs are only permitted in the designated area, and cannot be pre-booked. The Glade (other side of the hut and tennis courts) is a wonderful place to visit; see 'community information' tab for updates.

The Welfare Grounds are open early morning until dusk; vehicles should be removed at least five minutes before closing time to avoid being locked in overnight. 

Summer grounds closing hours will be advertised in the window of the wardens hut when the wardens are on duty during that period (no later than 9.30pm); grounds close at dusk at all other times.  Current grounds closing time to all members of the public (week commencing 09.05.21) is 9.30pm latest (all cars/persons out by this time - gates will be locked and not opened until the following morning).

NO CAMPING/CARAVANNING IN THE GROUNDS DAY OR NIGHT - ALL VEHICLES MUST BE REMOVED BY CLOSING TIME.

The public toilet facilities are located adjacent to the cricket pavilion and the accessible toilet facilities (radar key only) are located near the community hall.  The toilet facilities are available to those using the Welfare Grounds during grounds opening hours only (see above). There are no public toilet facilities in Tydu Community Hall; facilities in the building are for staff, hirers and their group members only.

During the summer months, Grounds Staff work in the vicinity during the week from approx. 8am – 4.30pm Monday – Thursday (excluding bank holidays) and 8am – 4pm Fridays; the Community Council employs a warden (based in the hut outside Tydu Community Hall) from 4.30pm Monday – Thursday, 4pm Friday, and 1pm weekends, until the Grounds are closed. During the autumn/winter months Grounds Staff finish one hour earlier during the week and Wardens are available on weekend afternoons (from 1pm) only.

Smoking (including electronic devices) is not permitted in the children’s play areas, tennis courts or any building (including the toilets).

Facilities at the Welfare Grounds are provided for all to enjoy. Children must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult whilst in the Welfare Grounds and when using any of the play/exercise equipment.

Areas of the grounds cannot be booked exclusively for private use and one off public events have to be approved by the Council (who meet once a month excluding August), well in advance of the proposed event date.  Bouncy castles/ marquees/ gazebos etc. are not permitted in the grounds at anytime except for one off Council pre-approved public events with a full risk assessment/public liability insurance etc.  No activity where a charge is made is permitted without prior written approval of the Council.

CCTV cameras operate in the Grounds 24hrs a day 7 days a week.

Drones are not permitted in the Welfare Grounds without the written permission of the Community Council.

Dogs must be kept under strict control at all times.
Dogs must be kept on a lead in all areas of the grounds with the exception of the designated area on the far side of the pond.
Dogs are not permitted to enter the children’s play area at any time.
Dog excrement is a health hazard and must be picked up and disposed of responsibly by the owner, without exception.

The Welfare Ground is a public park and the Community Council would encourage responsible exercise and would also encourage responsible group exercise (within current Welsh Government guidelines), which has been properly risk assessed, however any group exercise/other group activity cannot have exclusive use of any external areas and it is NOT allowed for anyone to make a charge for participation in outdoor exercise or other group activity on any Community Council recreational land. For organised team sports, details on hiring the cricket and football pitches can be found on the sports facilities page.

Please do not park your vehicles ANYWHERE on the road leading to the gate as the occupants on site and emergency services need access/egress at all times. Police have been alerted to the issue and are regularly patrolling the area.