Anglesey football club locked of their own ground in legal dispute

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Staff reporter (NW Chronicle)

A football club is facing an uncertain future after being locked out of its ground due to a legal dispute.

Officials of Trearddur Bay United FC turned up to the club's Lon Isallt home last week to find it had been padlocked.

Despite being privately-owned, Lon Isallt was leased out to Anglesey Council, to whom the club pay rent.

Enforcement agents on behalf of the private landowner have placed signs warning anyone walking on to the land could face criminal proceedings.

Saturday’s home game was switched to opponents Abergele’sground, but club officials are desperate for the issue to be resolved before the next home fixture against Llangefni on March 29.

A statement from chairman Chris Davies said: “With the recent rumours circulating we would like to reassure all connected to Trearddur Bay United Football Club that everything possible is been done to rectify the situation regarding the pitch.

“We as a club have little bearing on the process as it is a legal matter involving the lease holder and land owner. We hope to hear some good news this week so we can continue as normal.”

A public meeting was due to be held at Trearddur Bay Village Hall last night.

An Ynys Môn Council spokesman said: “We will be making an application to resolve this matter in court and as such cannot make any further comment.”

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