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 Community Council are pleased to advise that there are new facilities at the Grounds -
Outdoor table tennis (2) and chess tables (2). Bring your own table tennis bats/ balls and chess/draught pieces, alternatively, bats available for loan from Wardens Hut with a £10 refundable deposit if returned intact, balls 50p each to purchase, and chess/draught pieces available with a £10 refundable deposit if returned intact. Booking not required, facilities are available on a first come first served basis.

The Welfare Grounds are open early morning until dusk; vehicles should be removed five minutes before closing time to avoid being locked in overnight. SEE WARDENS HUT FOR CLOSING TIMES

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 are not permitted in the grounds at anytime except for one off pre-approved public events with a full risk assessment/public liability insurance etc.

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.

Due to the current health crisis, as the Welfare Grounds is a public park the Community Council would encourage responsible exercise and would also encourage responsible group exercise (within strict Welsh Government guidelines), which has been properly risk assessed, however any group exercise cannot have exclusive use of any external areas and it is NOT allowed for anyone to make a charge for participation in outdoor exercise on any Community Council recreational land.

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.