Excellent Response to First Community Engagement Event on Future of School Site

We were delighted to see more than 40 members of the local community attending the first event held to explore the future use of the now redundant Ysgol Pontfadog site.

Marc Roberts of Cynlas Cyf, the consultant recently appointed to run the engagement programme in partnership with Glyntraian Community Council and co-funders the Denbighshire-based Rural Development Agency, Cadwyn Clwyd, was pleased by the numbers and quality of the conversations held with everyone who attended.

“It is far too early in the process to draw any conclusions regarding any consensus on potential future uses. The most important output of the evening was for me to begin the process of getting to know the community. I will be holding follow up one-to-one meetings over the next 6-8 weeks,” said Marc Roberts.”

“There was a good turn out and the demographic was also pleasing, ranging from under 8s to over 80s,” added Chair of the Glyntraian Communications Committee, Jools Payne.

There will be further events held at various venues in the community. Please subscribe to this website to keep abreast of more events in Phase II of the consultation.

For general enquiries, please refer to our FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), which can be downloaded from the Strategic Documents page of this website.

Our thanks go to Dolywern resident, Holly Payne, recently co-opted onto the Glyntraian Communications Committee, for her assistance in organising this event.

Marc Roberts chats with Glyntraian-based environmentalist, Sarah Hawkes

Barn Dance Kick Starts Autumn Events at the OJ

The Ceiriog Connects dance programme, supported by Glyntraian Community Council and our Community Agent, and which aims to improve social opportunities in Glyntraian and the wider area, is holding a Barn Dance & Simple Supper event on Saturday 19th October at the Oliver Jones Memorial Hall, Dolywern. The event sees the return of the popular Shave the Donkey band who will once again lead us all in a merry round of fun dancing. Tickets are just £5 and includes the simple supper. Licensed bar available. Great fun for all ages.

Glyntraian Community Council Appoints Community Engagement Consultant

Public Meeting on Future of Ysgol Pontfadog Site First Task

Glyntraian Community Council (GCC) in partnership with Rural Development Agency, Cadwyn Clwyd, has confirmed the appointment of Marc Roberts from Cynlas Cyf to run a community engagement programme to determine the preferred potential use of the Ysgol Pontfadog site following the school’s closure in July.

“We look forward to working closely with Marc, Cadwyn Clwyd, Wrexham Council and most importantly, members of our community to explore options for a viable and sustainable future for this key site in the village,” said GCC Chairman, Cllr Graham Barrow.

The first of three informal drop-in sessions, at which all residents of Glyntraian ward and the wider Ceiriog Valley community are welcome, will take place on Wednesday 9th October at the Oliver Jones Memorial Hall in Dolywern between 5:30pm – 9pm. Marc Roberts will present his findings to Glyntraian Community Council in February 2020.

“The initial drop in session for the entire community in October is just one of several face to face community engagement and stakeholder sessions Marc will be holding throughout the engagement process,” said GCC’s Chair of Communications Committee, Jools Payne. “Now the consultant is in place, we expect to release details of the full consultation programme of events as soon as possible.” Anyone wishing to learn more about the Cadwyn Clwyd consultation on the Ysgol Pontfadog site is invited to contact the Glyntraian Community Council Clerk in the first instance by emailing clerk@glyntraian.org.uk or call 07948 214079. Details of further updates will be posted on the GCC Facebook page and website www.glyntraian.org.uk.


Cyllidwyd y prosiect hwn drwy Cymunedau Gwledig Llywodraeth Cymru – Rhaglen Datblygu Gwledig Cymru 2014-2020, a ariennir gan Lywodraeth Cymru a’r Gronfa Amaethyddol Ewrop ar gyfer Datblygu Gwledig.

This 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.