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Amman Valley Trotting Club Bar

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The Opportunity

A community run harness racing track in the heart of the Amman Valley, that has been established since 1979 (see short video at: http://bit.ly/RZBsmj). This is a social enterprise, limited by guarantee, run by volunteers, that has just won a Community Green Flag Award.
The Club has open membership and reinvests all surpluses generated back into the site and surrounding community. Amman Valley Trotting Club was set up as a community enterprise originally to organise harness racing for local enthusiasts on a site built on levelled-out former coal spoil tip long-leased from the local authority, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.
Over the years the Club has responded to local demand both for community events and additional sporting activities at the site. So, although the volunteer club members and other event volunteers from surrounding communities continue to provide a full calendar of harness-racing events as the core activity, increasingly the Club have taken the lead in organising and providing for the local community and visitors alike.

The Location

Morriston Place, Tairgwaith, SA18 1UT

In-Kind Support Required


Type of Support Required

  1. Provision of a trailer bar or the fitting of a bar in an existing building
  2. Technical & Marketing support to increase alcohol sales.

Financial Support Required


Value of Support Required

Due to the increase in events the club wish to apply for an annual events licence the cost of which is in the region of £1,300 to date the club has been restricted to temporary event licences and only being allowed 12 per year, some were held without alcohol being sold.

Local Name and Contact Details

Trudy Launchbury
Tel: 07909 698 309

Any Other Comments

Hopefully this could be an opportunity for the club to have the support of a prominent business to empower them to bring to fruition their overall vision as set out in their comprehensive business plan.
In addition to this there is a the long term 2016/18 there are plans to develop the adjacent 600 acres open cast mining site as the location of a 120 bed hotel, holiday lodges, 130 metre deep lake, as a water diving facility and military / naval / police training centre linked to a submerged aeroplane and ship! This will be of benefit to the club from additional visitors to the area and bring more publicity to the locality.

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