Working in partnership could see Holyhead and Amlwch benefit from significant investment in sporting facilities according to Rhun ap Iorwerth AM, who has been working with community groups from both areas to discuss plans for new leisure infrastructure.
The Plaid Cymru Assembly Member for Ynys Môn has been working with community groups in Amlwch for many months to support their plans for new sports facilities in the area, and has also been working with campaigners in Holyhead who are seeking a resolution to the lack of all-weather facilities in the area, after flooding recently led to significant issues at Millbank’s artificial pitch.
Bringing groups from both communities together for discussions last week, Mr ap Iorwerth says he is hoping that collaboration between the two communities, as well as working with the County Council, can lead to a once-in-a-generation investment in sporting infrastructure for the area.
Plaid Cymru AM Mr ap Iorwerth said:
“I feel very, very strongly that we need to be investing in infrastructure for sport here on Anglesey. The artificial pitch in Holyhead is facing some problems, so I think now is the time to see a full-size 3G pitch developed in Holyhead, and I also support a new 3G pitch in Amlwch too. The facility in Llangefni is a fantastic asset, and investment in Porthaethwy is very welcome too – we need facilities like this all over the island!
“I have been working with community groups in both Holyhead and Amlwch offering my support to try and make this happen, and last week I had a very productive meeting with groups from both areas to see how we can work together to deliver this transformational investment.
“We discussed how to work together to secure investment for those two pitches. The Council has been stripped of cash systematically for years, so we can’t ask them for money, but I hope to work with them on a vision for a once-in-a-generation investment into sporting facilities on the island.
“It is going to take time, but this is worth doing, and I do think it is possible to work together between Holyhead and Amlwch to bring these facilities to the area for our young people and for future generations. It won’t be easy, but let’s see what we can do!”