Locals in one Mid Wales community are set to find out exactly how they want to see the shape of their future after the results of a survey into life at Llanwddyn – the village next to Lake Vyrnwy.
At the moment the massive Vyrnwy estate has been put up for sale – on a 125 year lease – by owners Severn Trent. There’ve been several bids ranging from developers to a joint bid from the RSPB and Mid Wales Housing.
The community have been holding monthly meetings as the sale progresses – but tonight is a forum where they’ll discuss what they think that future should be.
Top of the priorities list is developing more jobs for local people – and ones that provide all year round employment rather than depending on the seasonal tourist industry.
After that, it’s improving communications between the owners and the locals and looking at the upkeep of the area around the Lake and the etstate,
Of course, whatever’s being debated in Mid Wales, the actual decision – which should be announced soon – comes after deliberations with the selling agents in London – there’s only ever been two owners of the Lake so far; this for Llanwddyn, is a massive change.