“Information relating to the new Concessionary Bus Passes in Wales.
The new online Portal goes live (11/09/2019), existing pass holders have until 31st December 2019 to apply for their new style pass. Residents who require help applying for new passes are encouraged to visit their nearest Community Hub, One Stop Shop or Library – officers will be able to assist them during the simple online application process.
To apply residents will need to visit www.tfw.wales/travelcards and enter the card holders details.”
For further Information click below:
Concessionary Travel Pass Update
The next Rural Futures meeting will be held on:
Wednesday 25 September 2019
7.00 pm Grosmont Town Hall
This will allow time for Grosmont Community Council to discuss the notes and conclusions from the community building meeting we had at the end of July and feedback.
- Community buildings next steps
- Prioritising community-wide objectives
- Community action and decision making-what is the best way to involve everyone and take projects forward?
Cydlynydd Lle / Place Co-ordinator
The latest Rural Futures meeting took place on 30 July. Despite a number of apologies, the meeting was well attended by 21 residents including a number of people who came to a Rural futures meeting for the first time. For info this mailing list now includes 54 private addresses in addition the Community Council.
Pontrilas area station proposal update
A reminder that there is an informal meeting about this on 5 Aug 7pm @ Town Hall led by Clive Stainton who is kindly coming in a voluntary capacity
Dore provided a lengthy reply about community transport provision. It already actively serves people in Grosmont. I have put together a summary of community transport options with contact details and Jean Prosser has kindly offered to run this in Church link for next few months to raise awareness
Play Area: No progress, awaiting response from CADW Will Davies guidance
Church link magazine: Following previous discussions about the future of Church Link magazine and the potential to continue it as a community magazine, Rev Gaynor Burrett provided an update. It will continue as Church Link and Gilliy Burgess has offered to take over as editor when Jean Prosser and her team step down at the end of the year. The idea is to put it on a new church website (with links from the Grosmont website) & supporting hard copies. Gaynor would welcome help from anyone with ICT/ website development expertise.
- Community buildings and spaces (see attached)
The majority of the meeting focussed on community buildings/ spaces. This included a number of whole and small group activities and discussions. The amount of ground covered and content generated by the group activities is too great to present in the body of this email so please find “Community buildings and spaces workshop” report attached with group activity findings in the appendices. I have also attached the appendices separately for convenience. Many thanks to everyone for their hard work and active participation in this session. I would also welcome additions from anyone who wasn’t able to attend and has views or ideas that have not been included. I hope this piece of work can help guide any next steps around this important area.
- Next meeting
We did not have time to discuss the draft objectives or how to reach the wider community but these will be topics for the next meeting when we will also discuss community decision making and the potential for forming a community forum/ action group/ committee to drive the work forward and what this should look like. The next meeting will take place mid-September, I will confirm the date in the near future.
Thank you again for your ongoing interest and support,
With best wishes
Cydlynydd Lle / Place Co-ordinator
Grosmont Community buildings and spaces workshop
Appendix 1 Current activities events and services in Grosmont and where they take place
Appendix 2 Activities & services people would like to see in Grosmont
Appendix 3 Pros and cons of key community buildings in Grosmont
This competition is run through Ecclesiastical. For further information go to St Nicholas Church page.
“This year, our church competition celebrates churches across the UK through photography. However, it is far from a photography competition!
We’ll be asking every church to send us a single photo showing what makes their church special, whether taken by a professional or a member of the congregation on a smartphone.
We know that every church, its congregation, and community is unique. From the volunteer who holds everything together, to the children’s groups who brighten up the Sunday services. From the beautiful flower gardens, to the exceptional architecture of your church building. No two churches are the same, and we want to celebrate what makes your church special.”