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Wasg ~ Dydd Iau, 15fed o Ragfyr 2005
Talysarn Community Centre has just been awarded £62,372
in Communities First Funding to meet the running costs
of the new Community Centre until March 2008.
Carys Pritchard, the Community Centre Chairperson
said "this is really terrific news for the community
and we are very grateful for the support of the Talysarn & Nantlle
Communities First Partnership in securing this money
on our behalf. The funding will allow us to employ
two part time staff to help run the centre, meet our
running costs for the next couple of years and to promote & develop
the activities on offer to the community".
"The new centre will be used by a large cross
section of local groups including Clwb Pobl Ifanc;
our local youth group, Clwb Silyn; a senior citizens
group and Grwp Blodeuwedd; a community gardening group
who organise regular afternoon tea events. We are also
hoping that the centre will be used for Adult Education & Night
school classes, for concerts, plant and craft fairs
and even for wedding receptions and other functions.
Once the new centre is built it will mean that for
the first time Talysarn will have a large, modern,
state of the art facility available to the community".
Tom Coleman, a member of committee added "the
building is now really taking shape and we hope it
will be fully completed and ready for use by late February
2006. We have received £13,000 in funding from
Gwynedd Council’s CHEST fund to install a commercial
type kitchen; we hope to use this to develop a healthy
eating project and Clwb Silyn is planning a Luncheon
Club for the older members of our community. The funding
from Communities First means that we can really develop
Talysarn Community Centre over the next couple of years
into a facility that not only benefits our community
but will also be sustainable in the long term"
Once the building is completed the centre will also
house a computer suite with Broadband Internet connection
for community use, a facility specially designed for
very young children that will be used by a parent & toddler
group, a large auditorium / main hall with a seating
capacity of approximately 120, a meeting room and a
cafe / social area. The new building has been designed
with full disabled access & toilet facilities.
For further information on the new centre or to make
a booking, please contact Tom Coleman on 01286
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