Amman Valley Trotting Club Building
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 LocationMorriston Place, Tairgwaith, SA18 1UT
In-Kind Support RequiredYes
Type of Support Required
- For the provision of a barn type agricultural building 30mtrs x 15mtrs divided. Part to accommodate a covered facility area and part to store the clubs maintenance equipment. (Approximately 40% of funding already secured)
- The provision of solar panels on the roof of the building to supply the very basic amount of electricity required by the club. The surplus to be sold to a feed in tariff. The income generated would be on a shared basis, as agreed.