The beginning of August marks the 2nd anniversary of Tongwynlais.com. This is a recap of what we’ve been up to.
Developments have really dominated this year, beginning in August with the proposal to build houses next to the village hall. We reported on the proposal and published the draft plan.
In February, we reported that there are several LDP ‘Alternative Sites’ proposed for Tongwynlais. This was first many people knew of these sites and residents got the chance to give their feedback at a public consultation. The LDP is due to be submitted to the Welsh Government for examination this month.
We’ve experimented with site sponsorship this year. We launched our plan for Community Adverts in November and we’re pleased that several local companies have kindly supported us. The money we raise will be given to local groups for the benefit of the village.
We unveiled a new way for you to send us your stories in April. My Tongwynlais is a dedicated section of the site where you can create an account and share your stories.
Local residents organised a fantastic event called “Knowing you – Knowing Ton” to celebrate the village and build on its great community.
The year ended on a high when we were shortlisted for “Best Community Blog” at the Wales Blog Awards. Although we didn’t win, the event hopefully raised the profile of the village.
We’ll be keeping you up to date with all the news happening in the village, putting together some more interesting features on the history of the village and much more.
Picture – sbszine