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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Skates praises nearby community venture



* Ken Skates AM, centre, flanked by Glyn Wylfa officials.

Clwyd South Assembly Member Ken Skates has praised staff after a visit to a not-for-profit social enterprise in Chirk.

The Labour AM visited Glyn Wylfa – which overlooks the town’s famous aqueduct – to meet the team of residents who refurbished and developed the old Chirk Estate office and surrounding site.
 
The project, which includes a business centre and café, opened last year with financial help from the Welsh Labour Government, and Mr Skates described it as an example to others.
 
He said: “Enterprises like this help tackle social problems and improve communities, with money made on the open market reinvested back into the project for the public’s benefit.
 
“It was a privilege to meet the dedicated team at Glyn Wylfa. What they have done there is amazing and a fantastic example of how a community project can take off with the right people involved.”
 
Mr Skates added: “There are currently still office spaces available for businesses to rent, so I would urge any companies which might interested to get in touch with Glyn Wylfa chairman Mick Ramsey.”
 
The café, Caffi Wylfa, uses local suppliers and serves freshly made food prepared on site. It also offers free internet access to all customers and can be booked for private parties. The adjoining community room, which is open seven days a week, is offered to local groups and organisations free of charge.
 
For more information visit www.glynwylfa.co.uk or call 01691 770460.

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