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Future Plans for Carneddau and Ogwen 06/02/2014

If you are interested in celebrating and protecting the landscape, history and the communities of Y Carneddau and Ogwen, then now is the chance to share your opinion on how this can best be achieved?

During the coming weeks, public meetings are being held in six local centres to discuss whether this special area needs a long-term scheme focused on these aims? If so the opportunity is available to help shape a funding application for such a plan.

The Landscape Partnership Project, run by the Heritage Lottery Fund, funds schemes which protect special areas. The Fund has already funded the Heather and Forts project in the Clwydian Range and the Llŷn Landscape Partnership on the Llŷn Peninsula.

This time, Snowdonia National Park Authority, the National Trust and Natural Resources Wales are eager to find out whether it would be appropriate and timely to put together a long-term plan which will celebrate the landscape and heritage of Y Carneddau and Ogwen?

On behalf of the Partnership, Emyr Williams, Snowdonia National Park Authority’s  Director of Land Management, said:

"The Carneddau and Ogwen area is rich in its landscape, its history, its traditions, its industries, its communities and wildlife, and our intention is to see if there is interest from people in the area to celebrate this."

He added: "In the series of public meetings, we will be asking for example what are the most important treasures of Y Carneddau and Ogwen? How can we ensure that more people and future generations will understand and appreciate the area? Do we need to consider developing and fostering traditional skills to protect the heritage of the Carneddau and Ogwen? If there is interest, we can then proceed with preparing an application for lottery funding to develop the scheme, which in turn will hopefully improve people’s understanding of the area, improve local skills and improve the environment."

For more information and to voice your opinion, people are welcome to come along to one of the following locations. Drop-in sessions will be held between 4.30 and 6 p.m., and the meetings will begin at 7 p.m:
  • Wednesday 12th February, The Guildhall, Conwy.

  • Monday 17th February, Penmaenmawr Community Centre.

  • Wednesday 19th February, Church Institute Llanfairfechan.

  • Wednesday 26th February, Plas Y Brenin Centre, Capel Curig.

  • Thursday 27th February, Bethesda Rugby Club, Bethesda.
For further information, please contact Rhys Owen, Snowdonia National Park Authority, 01766 770274 or

Topic: Carneddau, Ogwen, Snowdonia National Park.

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