The Trust continues to make progress with some significant steps taken already this year. In its January meeting, Pembrokeshire County Council cabinet approved the use of the football field for housing. This followed the statutory consultation period when the project was advertised in the Western Telegraph and on local notice boards. Every household that adjoins the site was also written to directly to inform them of the proposal. No negative comments were received
from local residents, after all the site has been earmarked for housing for many years.
The Playing Fields Trust did however request reassurance that suitable alternative facilities were available. This has been confirmed by the CLT noting both the pitch adjacent the clubhouse and the new junior pitch proposed on the site itself. Another great stride forward has been the selection of the architect to design the project. The CLT has been actively involved in reducing the shortlist of 14 firms to three. The three finalists have now been interviewed by the CLT Board, assessing each based upon a short presentation and Q&A section. The board found each to offer a diverse range of expertise
including previous experience with CLTs and social housing projects. The details of the appointment will shortly be confirmed and then we can really crack on with engaging the community and progressing the design. Look out for notices of community workshops in the coming months.
If you haven’t joined the CLT, there is still time. For the fee of one pound you will become a full member and have a stake in the first CLT in Wales. Get in touch with Colin Reynolds ( who leads our membership team, or Rachel Lewis ( the CLT secretary.