Ystradynglais’ playing fields are shared by the town’s rugby, cricket, football, tennis, and bowls sides and serves the whole community. However, the 100-year lease is due to expire.
Ystradgynlais Community Welfare Ground Association struck a deal with the landowners to lease the land at a rate of £2,000 per year. But it now must be paid 50 years in advance. This essentially means the group must raise £100,000 to save their playing fields; fundraising campaigns and events are planned to take place and try and raise the total amount.
The issue has already been raised by prominent figures, such as Michael Sheen, who slammed the decision from the landowners.