A community land train project in Saundersfoot has been funded by Arwain Sir Benfro.
Arwain Sir Benfro – the Local Action Group (LAG) for Pembrokeshire, administered by PLANED has provided funding of £25,123 to Saundersfoot Village Working Party to provide a land train service benefitting local communities and visitors, highlighting tourism, heritage and culture.
This is funded through the LEADER programme, which is part of the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020, Funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.
The project will provide a land train service for local communities and visitors, it will highlight tourism, heritage and culture throughout the local areas, linking communities and amenities. Whilst delivering an innovative, and completely new, heritage based tourism attraction, the project will help improve and enhance knowledge of our local history, and will be sustainable and accessible to all.
It is hoped that the project will, over the coming years, provide sustainable and innovative transport links between local communities, whilst using digital technology, and will enhance the local environment. The pilot project will be based in Saundersfoot, but will benefit all Saundersfoot Bay communities and visitors to the area. Being fully accessible, the train will allow those people previously excluded, to enjoy easy access to the village and surrounding areas.
Arwain Sir Benfro is currently supporting project ideas from local community groups, organisations and businesses. As the Local Action Group for Pembrokeshire, we bring together a mix of local community representatives, business, third sector, local authority partners.
LEADER is supporting all kinds of activity: mentoring, training, feasibility studies or pilot projects that test an innovative new idea. It can also be used for projects that improve local skills, make better use of a local resource or realise the economic potential of part of the locality leading to a ‘new’ outcome or product.