Nurture Our Nature Pollinator & Sensory Garden
This garden was created during 2021 by Llandrindod Wells Town Council as a local place for nature to form a pollinator and sensory garden.The images provided show the area transform from a run down forgotten space to a bright, vibrant and tranquil space for bees, butterflies, mini beasts, bird and bats and a place for people to taken in the beauty of the local nature.
The garden was made possible by funding from the Lottery and Llandrindod Wells Town Council and with work by local contractors, council members and volunteers. Thanks to you all.
Temple Chambers – The Hive
When Severn Wye began working with the community in Llandrindod Wells on the Llandrindod Wells Working Together (LWWT), it soon became apparent that the project would need a permanent home. From the very beginning, the co-productive approach to the project (where Severn Wye and the community worked together to decide what the project would look like) meant that the long-term future of LWWT was at the forefront of everyone’s minds. As well as delivering sustainability benefits to the local community, the project itself needed to be ‘operationally sustainable,’ so that the community are equipped and ready to take over when the initial National Lottery Community Fund support ends.
Part of this meant finding a suitable building to act as a focal point for the project and provide a base from which community projects could run, long term. A partnership between Severn Wye, Llandrindod Wells Town Council and Trawsnewid Llandrindod Transition (TLT), was successful in securing over £300,000 from the Welsh Government’s Green Recovery Circular Economy Fund. The building then became the property of Llandrindod Wells Town Council.
This building was then transformed into The Hive, a central community space in the heart of Llandrindod Wells, that provides both a physical home and a sense of stability for a range of community projects and facilities. The benefits to the community are immense:
Workshop space for TLT’s Repair Café, promoting the environmental and circular economy benefits of maintaining and restoring goods that might otherwise go to landfill or to waste.
A ‘local to home’ IT co-working space, state of the art 3D printing facilities for community use, an IT lending scheme to support families needing to home-school without sufficient devices, and local IT skills training sessions to increase the IT skills of local people.
The prominent location and renovation of the building is supporting the rejuvenation of the local high street, by encouraging families to return to the centre of town.
Some of the spaces within The Hive are being let out at reasonable rates for local sole traders, start-ups, community organisations and small businesses to run sessions in a central location. As well as contributing to the future of the project by bringing in a sustainable income, it also offers a low-risk route for smaller enterprises to establish themselves and contribute to the local economy.
Tremont Park Play Area – pending project
The Town Council is currently working with Powys County Council on the transfer of the run down play area. Once completed this Play Area will be the responsibility of the Town Council and will be open for the benefit of local residents.
Skate Park – pending project
The Town Council has identified the need for a Skate Park in Llandrindod Wells and has obtained land via Community Asset Transfer on Princes Avenue
We are now awaiting final plans for the site, prior to seeking grants for the construction. Regular updates will be published on the Llandrindod Wells Skate Park Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/LWSkatepark/