The latest news from the Arwain Sir Benfro team and projects.


New lead for LEADER 

Emyr John has been appointed as the new Project Coordinator with responsibility for the current LEADER project, which PLANED administers in Pembrokeshire.

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Community vision for Clarbeston Road and Wiston

There was packed room at Clarbeston Road Memorial Hall to discuss ideas and projects to benefit the local community. Arwain Sir Benfro LEADER and PLANED is supporting the community in developing a community vision to produce a new Action Plan that addresses current and future needs identified by local people.

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Sue Davies, Arts Development Officer


Inspiring Pembrokeshire

An exciting project focussing on the development of the creative arts sector in Pembrokeshire has been awarded funding by Arwain Sir Benfro.

Arwain Sir Benfro – the Local Action Group (LAG) for Pembrokeshire, administered by PLANED is supporting a project in the delivery of the objectives of the ‘Adding value to local identity, natural and cultural resources’ RDP LEADER theme in rural Pembrokeshire with a focus on the development of creative arts sectors in Pembrokeshire.

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Cllr Cris Tomos and Eco Champion Co-ordinator Mark Bond.


Eco Champions for Pembrokeshire

An innovative project to help Pembrokeshire communities become more sustainable has been launched.

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Pembrokeshire Remakery to benefit from Landfill Tax Community Scheme

The Pembrokeshire Remakery is one of the projects set to benefit from more than £1 million through the Welsh Government’s Landfill Disposals Tax Community Scheme (LDTCS). A total of 27 projects across Wales will receive Grant Awards in the first round of funding raised by the scheme.

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Celebrating community led success in Pembrokeshire

Projects that have been running across Pembrokeshire recently came together to present what they have achieved after receiving funding from LEADER, a bottom-up method of delivering support to communities for rural development.

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Local Action Group supporting Pembrokeshire

Arwain Sir Benfro, the Local Action Group for Pembrokeshire has met to discuss new ideas from community groups who have applied for LEADER Funding.

The Local Action Group (LAG) promotes co-operative and partnership working by bringing together organisations and individuals who have an interest in the development of our communities.

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North Pembrokeshire boutique tours

A pilot project to run boutique visitor tours in north Pembrokeshire has been supported by LEADER funds. Fishguard and Goodwick Chamber of Trade and Tourism will be trialing the tours to show off the range of tourist destinations north Pembrokeshire has to offer.

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Local Energy Action Force for Pembrokeshire

A pilot project to help communities generate and trade sustainable energy has been awarded funding by Arwain Sir Benfro.  The Local Energy Action Force (LEAF) will be working with five communities across Pembrokeshire over the next two years, supporting them to develop community energy projects.

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Making mending mainstream

A project to help divert household items from landfill has been awarded funding by Arwain Sir Benfro.  The Pembrokeshire Remakery offers workshops, training and opportunities to share skills in repairing furniture, textiles, computers, mechanical items and basic home electrical goods.

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Celebrating the Women of West Wales

A project to record and celebrate the Women of West Wales has been funded by Arwain Sir Benfro.

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James Moore, Felix O’Connor, Buddig Meredith and Rod Bowen


Remote access for community halls

A project to develop smart technology to enable online booking and secure access to community halls has been funded by Arwain Sir Benfro.

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Community Well-being & Resilience in Pembrokeshire

A project to explore how town and community councils can build resilience through engaging their communities in developing local well-being assessments, plans and project activities has been funded by Arwain Sir Benfro.

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Older Person’s Project develops new links in the local community

The Older Person’s Project based in the Bloomfield Community Centre has researched and collected survey data from more than 100 over 55s, asking them about their views on services and activities in Narberth. The project created a database of more than 60 groups that welcome older people in the area, this information was shared with other local groups and helped forge new links.

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New study into future development of Milford Waterfront


As part of the £115m plan for the newly branded Milford Waterfront, Milford Haven Port Authority (MHPA) have released a study looking at options for the redevelopment of the Grade II listed Quay Stores on Victoria Road in Milford Haven.

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New support for the Welsh music scene


A Menter Iaith Sir Benfro project to help people to reclaim the music scene has been awarded funding by Arwain Sir Benfro.  Y Digwyddiad is a two-year project that will offer young people the opportunity to organise music and cultural events across the county.

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Wellbeing of Future Generations in Dinas Cross

A project to take an innovative approach to putting key pieces of legislation into practice has been funded by Arwain Sir Benfro.

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Pembroke Dock Tourism Study

A project to explore the potential for tourism development in Pembroke Dock has been funded by Arwain Sir Benfro.

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Funding for community based care


A new project to deliver a community based home care system has been awarded funding by Arwain Sir Benfro. The PIP Project is the first local community based project in Wales and the UK attempting to integrate domiciliary services with voluntary services, and promote well-being and self-help.

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