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Outdoor event space is good for the pub community volunteers –

Vaseline 1 month ago

Tafarn yr Heliwr, in Nefyn, Gwynedd, has diversified its pub offering by opening an outdoor events space, with help from Pub is The Hub.

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Volunteers enjoy the new outdoor space at Tafarn yr Heliwr

Expert assistance and a grant from Pub is The Hub’s Community Services Fund were provided to assist with the purchase of a gazebo for the pub’s communal garden, to provide an area suitable for all weather and bringing people together, including volunteers, groups and families.

The funding has also helped build the garden and create high, raised beds to support green-fingered volunteers with mobility issues.

Pub is The Hub is a not-for-profit organization that helps pubs diversify and provide essential local services. It is supporting projects in rural areas across Wales after receiving a £25,000 grant from the Royal Countryside Fund.

Gardd Yr Heliwr Community Garden was established by volunteers, organized by the pub, who dedicated approximately 1,000 hours of their time to the design and initial development of the project. Many Nefyn residents live in traditional small terraced houses, with little or no garden space, so the community garden is an important resource.

By creating a new formal seating area in the garden shed, with benches and chairs, the garden committee wants to enable more activities, such as apple pressing, volunteer training and coffee and cake mornings.

Malcolm Harrison, consultant at The Hub Wales, said: “This events space will have a positive impact by bringing people together to help combat loneliness and isolation. Volunteering in the garden and using this outdoor space will provide a real social benefit for local residents and people in the wider community.”

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