Restore the peace at Awen

I sign this petition to register my support for removing the multi-use games area (MUGA) from the field opposite 1 Penrhiwgwair Cottage, the home of Awen B&B in Abercarn.

Guests have come from across the globe to enjoy the hospitality and unique atmosphere this historic cottage offers, using it as a base to explore Caerphilly County and the surrounding area.

Since the construction of the MUGA only 18m from the cottage, guests are now exposed to noise and antisocial behaviour around the clock. Previously Awen was cherished by visitors as a peaceful retreat from the modern world.

The aim of building the MUGA was to reduce antisocial behaviour in the area. After 18 months it is clear that this structure has made the problem worse, not better. This is because the site is isolated and completely unsupervised, with no gates and 24/7 access.

Cwmcarn High School is aiming to raise funds for a MUGA. We ask that the equipment is dismantled from its current location and reinstalled at the school where it can be properly used and enjoyed. We further ask that the field is restored to its natural state where all can enjoy the natural environment in peace and safety - and guests can once more enjoy the unique atmosphere at Awen and recommend the experience to other potential visitors to the area.