This project would be a pilot project in a small community, using innovative approaches to explore the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act (2017) and the Social Services and Wellbeing Act (2014). The Well-being of Future Generations Act requires a different approach to working. It provides a shared vision for public services in Wales for the future.
A questionnaire was distributed to every household by the project, to give the community an opportunity to tell the community council what they would like to see happening in the village and to identify what services were important to the community as a whole. However, the breakdown in the relationship with Yr Hen Ysgol made working co-operatively very difficult for the community council.
A Newsletter continues to be produced and a Facebook page has been developed called “Dinas Community Voice” providing the community with up to date information about events or local information.
"During the Covid-19 pandemic, the community council reached out to the village and was recognised for their support during difficult times – organising volunteers and arranging grocery deliveries or collections of prescriptions, or just being a friendly voice at the end of the telephone to support individuals shielding in the community”.
The lack of engagement within the community and other community councils was disappointing, despite the project officer’s numerous attempts. Participants were reluctant to share personal information and, although people indicated interest, they were reticent in setting up meetings or events. The project found that delivering new services was very difficult in this type of rural community.
Arwain Sir Benfro and the LEADER Programme concluded in December 2021 once all projects were completed and funding exhausted. There is now no dedicated support upon the completion of the LEADER Programme in Pembrokeshire. Should you have any queries, PLANED as the previous administrators, may be able to assist, or similarly for wider questions on the LEADER Programme in Wales, please contact the Wales European Funding Office (WEFO).