A chance to contribute to the future of the Deiniolen area

Date: 15/11/2018


ENG - Deiniolen OLAF

This November there will be an opportunity for people in the Deiniolen area to share their stories, experiences and ideas in order to create a prosperous future for the area.

The ‘DeiNIolen – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’ event will be held at Ysgol Gwaun Gynfi, Deiniolen on Saturday and Sunday, 24-25 November with the aim of finding out what’s important to local people.

This event is part of the Rural Futures project which is funded by the Big Lottery Fund in Wales and administered by the Severn Wye energy agency to assist and to enable communities across Wales to look at and consider effective long term solutions to problems linked with living in rural areas.

The activities held over the two days is part of the vision of artist Naomi Heath, and includes: a chance to share stories, competitions, old photographs, children’s activities, tea and cake and more.

Councillor Ioan Thomas, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member responsible for economic development, said: “It is an exciting period for this area at the moment. Between the fantastic news that the slate areas have taken another step towards securing the status of UNESCO World heritage Site and receiving money through the Heritage Lottery Fund Great Place Scheme, things are looking promising for Deiniolen and a number of other communities which are connected with the slate areas.”

Adrian Roberts, Place Co-ordinator for the Severn Wye Agency, said: “We want to collect the opinions of local people about their hopes for the area in the future and also to record local histories. There will be an opportunity for residents to go on a journey from the past to the present, before looking towards the future.

“We encourage local people of every age and background to come to the event in order to make sure that the experiences of everybody is reflected in the work.”

The activities will be held between 10am-4pm over two days. A warm welcome awaits local people who can drop by at any time.

For more information please contact Adrian Roberts: adrianr@severnwye.org.uk

Photo: The event poster