A conference considering the issues facing rural communities will take place in Carmarthenshire next week.
Carmarthenshire Rural Affairs Conference is part of the process to shape future policies and to inform about the work of the Rural Affairs Task Group, established by Carmarthenshire County Council.
The conference takes place on Friday, September 7 from 9.15am until 4pm at the Halliwell Centre, University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Carmarthen.
During the event there will an opportunity to further consider issues raised by partners and through the consultation to date; also to identify actions the council, in partnership with other public bodies and organisations, can take in addressing those issues to support rural regeneration in future years.
Key note speakers at the conference will be:
- Cllr Cefin Campbell, Carmarthenshire County Council Executive Board Member for Rural Affairs and Communities
- Professor Janet Dwyer, University of Gloucestershire
- Gerallt Llywelyn Jones, former Managing Director of Menter Môn
- Aled Rhys Jones, Chartered Surveyor, Nuffield Farming Scholar and radio presenter
Workshops will cover a number of topics, including entrepreneurship, agriculture, infrastructure & services, environment and well-being and visitor economy.
Cllr Cefin Campbell, executive board member responsible for rural affairs and communities said: “This will be a great opportunity for those who live in rural Carmarthenshire to come along and have their say. By attending this event residents or those working in the county can be part of a discussion with specialists from different sectors, these discussions will then feed into our future strategies. The Group would like to thank all those who have contributed to the discussions to date but we would urge people to come along to the conference as their attendance will play an important part in shaping the policies for the future.”
To book your place on this free event, please click on the link below: