ANGRY residents are threatening to protest if a Bangor playing field is not cleared within two weeks.
Gwynedd councillor Nigel Pickavance warned Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd (CCG) that it had until the end of September to restore Min y Ddol fields in Maesgeirchen.
He said: “If they don’t sort it, the residents will hold a protest against CCG and the fact they are depriving Maesgeirchen children of a facility which is there for recreational use.”
The grass on the field reaches around knee height, with mole hills and reports of flytipping and sheep grazing on the field.
Cllr Pickavance said: “It was always used, it was popular area but it’s gone so bad there. It’s just ridiculous.”
He said junior football club Maes y Bryn FC wanted to return to the field, and parents wanted to stage rounders games there.
He added: “The Welsh Government are forever saying they want fit children and they want them outside and being active.
“We want our children to be active and we want them to use the field for recreational use, but unfortunately, CCG are not providing them with that opportunity.”
Cllr Pickavance, who also represents Marchog on Bangor City Council, has notified CCG of residents’ intentions to protest if the field is not properly maintained.
He added that fundraising events could be held to put barriers around the field.
Community group Ty Cegin took leased the field and brought into playing condition in 2005. The lease expired in 2011.
A CCG spokesman said: “Min y Ddol was leased out to a community group. which was responsible for its maintenance.
“That lease has now expired and CCG is currently conducting a review of its playing fields maintenance programme.
“We are aware that flytipping is a problem on the Maesgeirchen estate and we have conducted a number of clean-up days throughout the year to try and tackle the issue.”