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Carmarthenshire County Council honors Welsh rugby legend Phil Bennett OBE with new plaque in Llanelli

Carmarthenshire County Council is proudly remembering the late Welsh rugby legend Phil Bennett with the unveiling of a new memorial plaque on the pedestrian and cycle bridge in Llanelli. This plaque not only honors Bennett’s remarkable sporting achievements, but also recognizes his profound contributions to the community he called home.

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

Funded through the Welsh Government Active Travel Fund and with support from Transport for Wales, this bridge symbolizes more than just an easy passage: it represents a step forward in creating a wider network of routes connecting communities and improving accessibility . By providing direct access to the shopping center at Parc Trostre, the bridge further enriches the connectivity and convenience of the area, benefiting both residents and visitors.

The unveiling of the Phil Bennett Memorial Stone on this bridge marks the third monument dedicated to him in Llanelli, and underlines 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 extremely proud to honor the legacy of Welsh rugby legend Phil Bennett with the unveiling of this new commemorative plaque.

“By remembering the legacy of Phil Bennett, we reaffirm 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