CEREDIGION MP Ben Lake has said he shares community concerns about the future of an Aberporth sports field after the Tivy-Side revealed the Ministry of Defence plan to sell the site.

Local county councillor Gethin Davies had previously said question marks hung over the future of The Sports Field in Parcllyn after it emerged the MOD, who own the site, are looking to sell both the Hillside Road pitch and children’s play area alongside the former sports and social club which closed last year.

"This news is deeply concerning and disappointing, and I shall be lobbying the MOD to ensure that the site remains as a local sports facility,” said Mr Lake.

“The sports field is a vital asset to the community, providing much-needed space for activities that aid people's physical and mental health.

“I remember playing football on this sports field on many an occasion and I know the site means so much to the Aberporth community."

The Sports Field has been the home of Aberporth Football Club since World War Two and the club’s nickname ‘The Airmen’ acknowledges their long-time links with the former Royal Aircraft Establishment.

Aberporth FC chairman Rhys Evans has suggested that the land would make an ideal site for a multi-use sports area.