I FIND it absolutely disgusting to read in your paper that residents are objecting to a proposal for a wonderful sports facility, put forward by Stanwell School.

It is well documented that our current obesity problem, which is projected to lead to the premature deaths of millions of Welsh people is largely caused by lack of exercise.

The sports pitch proposed, would allow not only the school, but also many local sports clubs, both male, and female to increase sports participation in the area.

If the Vale council does not approve the building of a facility which could potentially extend the lives of much it's residents, because of over consideration of the interests of a few nimbys, then they should take a good look at themselves.

Freddy Thomas

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