Myddfai Community Hall & Visitor Centre is an energy efficient facility in the heart of Myddfai, 3 miles from Llandovery. The centre is designed as a hub for the local community and its state of the art facilities make it an ideal venue for all kinds of activity including weddings, conferences etc. It has under-floor heating run through a ground-source heat pump, solar PV and a high specification of insulation making it’s a very efficient building. The Sustainable Development Fund has helped supported the centre since its inception in 2010.
The centre, its shop and café all get a large volume of visitors now (more than double the number in 2012) and employs local people. It is a popular tourist destination due in part to the Physicians of Myddfai and the Lady of the Lake Legend.
The mission of the Myddfai Charity and its social enterprise Myddfai Ty Talcen Ltd is to support and develop community involvement and economic regeneration within Myddfai & its surrounding areas.
2017 was the Visit Wales “Year of the Legend” and as such the latest project was aimed at updating and improving the visitor experience to the centre by improving the interpretation and through the addition of a stained glass window, created by participants from within the community. Below is a description of the course by the group:-
The class has been more than a learning opportunity. Through it friendships have developed, skills have been learned, confidences have been built and a new community has been formed. The participants have decided to continue meeting every Wednesday for crafting, coffee and cake; and new members are welcome to join.
The window was unveiled by HRH the Prince of Wales when he met supporters, stakeholders and the group who produced the window.
The stained glass workshops have been so successful that further workshops are being continued. It is anticipated that this project will lead to additional visitors and income for the centre and ensure that the visitors have a first class experience.
Total grant given to this project £8,722