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Community council calls second major public meeting on future of Ysgol Pontfadog site

A community council has called a second major public meeting on the future Second Major Public Meeting on the future use of a former primary school site.

Glyntraian Community Council (GCC), in partnership with Rural Development Agency, Cadwyn Clwyd, has organised the meeting to discuss the preferred option to be taken forward by the council for the future of the redundant Ysgol Pontfadog site.

The village primary closed its doors for the final time in July despite fierce opposition from local campaigners and residents of the community.

It comes after a decision by executive board members to close the 110-year-old school due to what was described as a “drop in pupil numbers at both Ysgol Pontfadog and Ysgol Cynddelw schools due to a growing Welsh medium demand in the valley.”

Members of the Glyntraian Community Council have launched a bid to secure the future of the building and are currently consulting with members of the public on the preferred use of the site

The meeting will take place at 7:30pm on Thursday 30th January at the Oliver Jones Memorial Hall, Dolywern.

One-to-one stakeholder discussions, feedback forms and small forums were conducted by the council’s community engagement consultant over the autumn and brought forth several emerging themes.

A comprehensive opinion survey asking householders to score their preferences on those ideas was delivered to the majority of households in the Glyntraian area in the first week of January.

Responses are currently being analysed and the results will be revealed at the public meeting.

The project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

Further queries on the meeting should be directed to the Glyntraian Community Council Clerk in the first instance by emailing clerk@glyntraian.org.uk. Details of further updates will be posted on the GCC Facebook page and website www.glyntraian.org.uk.

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