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Arwain Sir Benfro is the Local Action Group (LAG) for Pembrokeshire.

The Local Action Group (LAG)

The LAG, Arwain Sir Benfro, brings together representatives from the public, private and third sector to deliver the Local Development Strategy for Pembrokeshire.

The LDS identifies challenges and opportunities for Pembrokeshire and provides a framework for how LEADER funds will be used in the county.

The LAG is the decision making body, that administers the LEADER funding to projects across Pembrokeshire.

The LAG has an independent Chair, Nic Wheeler OBE, and Vice Chair, Emma Lewis from Pembrokeshire Association of Community Transport Organisations (PACTO).

Stella Hooper, External Funding Manager at the Port of Milford Haven has been a member of the LAG since it was formed in 2015. Here she shares her experience of being part of the LAG.

“I represent the Port of Milford Haven on the LAG and Sub-LAG. As a Trust Port and a unique player in the local economy, we are committed to contributing to the local community where we can best add value and improve opportunities for our ultimate stakeholders – future generations. Representation on the LAG is one example of this.

“The Sub-LAG is one of the most interesting parts of being involved with LEADER, as this is where all the projects are discussed and assessed in detail.

“Over the next few years I’m looking forward to see how the projects progress against targets and want to see a comprehensive review of all projects so that we have a clear picture of what has been achieved together with recommendations for the future. We have approved many good projects that will leave a legacy of benefits to the county.”

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