* Mike Edwards from Shape My Llangollen notes down the views of a visitor to Love Llangollen.A constant stream of local people packed into a town centre shop today to give their views on Llangollen past, present and future.
There’s an open invitation for everyone to take part in a special two-day Story Studio event entitled Love Llangollen and based at the former CiCi shop in Castle Street being staged today and tomorrow by the Rural Futures programme funded by the Big Lottery.
* People were asked to place stickers on a large map of the town expressing their views on how it could be improved.
The idea is for members of the public to tell, listen to and exchange stories on their local community and generate ideas about its future.
Today’s session was hosted by the new Shape My Llangollen group which is gathering information about various aspects of the area to help in the preparation of the new Local Development Plan which is now under consideration.
This prompted people to express their views on issues ranging from housing, jobs and amenities to traffic and parking.
The walls of the hop were adorned with pictures of old Llangollen loaned by the town’s museum.
The programme is:
10am-4pm both days
Story Studio open for drop in activities including a range of maps and activities for you to add your ideas, thoughts and memories. Photo space – bring your photos of Llangollen along. Postcards from Llangollen - “If Llangollen could speak what would it say? ”
Saturday September 15
Walk-shops. A series of guided walks exploring Llangollen in the past, present and future. Approximately one hour maximum. Ten people. Meet at the story studio.
10am: History & Heritage. Explore the fascinating heritage of the town and how it can be seen in the town today.
12pm: Working walk. How people work in the town in the past, present and future and its impact on the town.
2pm: From town to around. Explore the connections between town and landscape.
4pm: Ideas walk-shop. Discussing ideas from the story studio sessions.