Members of Penarth Town Association Football Club are calling for their home ground – the Cwrt-y-Vil Playing Fields – to be resurfaced, using the proceeds of a Section 106 development deal.
Players say the soccer ground at the Cwrt-y-Vil fields is in dire need of resurfacing and having drainage improved – and the same problems apply to the condition of two adjoining rugby fields on the site.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has received £18,240 cash from the developers of a housing project in Caversham Park and has already resolved to spend the money on carrying out improvements at Cwrt-y-Vil Playing Fields. However the council says the amount of money available is only sufficient to give the site what it calls a “face-lift” .
Today members of the Vale of Glamorgan Council planning committee and planning staff are carrying out a site visit at the Cwrt-y-Vil Playing Fields – (which are off Lavernock Road and reached via St Marks Road ) – to decide what to do with the money. The cash is ring fenced for local use only and has to be spent by January 8th 2019 .
The Cwrt-y-Vil Playing Fields were originally a quarry which was the source of much of the distinctive grey limestone used to build older houses in Penarth.
Penarth Town AFC has its origin in the original town soccer club which was founded almost 100 years ago. For some years it was renamed as Cogan Coronation AFC, but the original Penarth Town name – and the club’s original badge – was revived 7 years ago