Earlier this year the Cefn Regeneration Partnership submitted a £1.6 Million bid to the Big Lottery Fund on behalf of Cefn Mawr and the surrounding areas. Dee Valley Trust, as a Community Interest Company submitted the bid on behalf of the partnership.
We are now delighted to announce our bid has been shortlisted to the final 16. Six or seven winners will be announed by the Big Lottery Fund early next spring. You can learn more about what it is all about here.
Our Vision is that the funding will help local people transform Cefn Mawr and its heritage spaces to be more appealing to tourists and visitors, and to regenerate our community. The deadline for the final submission is Wednesday, 7 December. As we develop the final Stage 2 bid submission, we are asking everyone in the local community to get in touch and share their views about what they think.
Through consultation we have identified 10 projects that will enhance our local spaces in Cefn Mawr, offer opportunities to local people and encourage people to get outside and be more active. These include:
- The re-opening
the Ebenezer Centre, to include local heritage and tourist informatio n
- The creation of viewing points for the Aqueduct
- The restoration of village pathways and the creation of a link between TESCO and the village centre
- The recreation of the formal gardens at Plas Kynaston
- The establishment of community gardens, including allotments
, at Rhosymedre
- Providing a horse-draw
n transport link between thevillage and the Aqueduct, using Jessop’s Tramways
- Improving signpostin
g and online informatio n
These projects are all about local people working together to achieve more. We would love to hear from you if you have any opinions on the proposals, or would like more information. Please do get in touch, this project is all about the community working together and your thoughts matter.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller