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Carmarthenshire County Council Honours Welsh Rugby Legend Phil Bennett OBE with New Plaque in Llanelli

Carmaarthenshire County Council Honour Llanelli Rugby Legend Phil Bennett by naming the A484 Active Travel Bridge after him with his Family in attendance.

Carmarthenshire County Council proudly commemorates the late Welsh rugby legend, Phil Bennett, with the unveiling of a new commemorative plaque on the pedestrian and cycling bridge in Llanelli. This plaque not only honours Bennett’s remarkable sporting achievements but also recognises his profound contributions to the community he called home.

Phil Bennett, hailing from Felinfoel, left an indelible mark on the rugby field, captivating audiences with his skill and passion for the game. Beyond his sporting prowess, Bennett was a beloved figure in the community, known for his generosity and commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of others.

Funded via the Welsh Government Active Travel Fund with support from Transport for Wales, this bridge symbolises more than just a convenient passage—it represents a step forward in creating a broader network of routes linking communities and enhancing accessibility. By offering direct access to the retail hub at Parc Trostre, the bridge further enriches the area’s connectivity and convenience, benefiting residents and visitors alike.

The unveiling of the Phil Bennett Memorial Stone on this bridge marks the third memorial dedicated to him in Llanelli, underscoring the lasting impact of his sporting legacy and his profound contributions to the community.

 

Cllr Edward Thomas, Carmarthenshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, Waste, and Infrastructure Services said: 

“Carmarthenshire County Council is immensely proud to honour the legacy of Welsh rugby legend, Phil Bennett, with the unveiling of this new commemorative plaque.

“In commemorating Phil Bennett’s legacy, we affirm our commitment to fostering a community that values and celebrates its sporting heroes.”

 

Image: Pat Bennett and her sons Steven Bennett and James Bennett, alongside the Leader of the County Council, Cllr. Darren Price and Cllr. Edward Thomas

 

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