The market is moving to the grassed area near the entrance to the old Education centre close to the Doctors Surgery. We are moving because parking and access will be easier We are keen to get this unused land back in use by the community. We have plans to improve the look of the market and make it a better experience for those coming along.
The market is growing, this week we had fresh vegetables and eggs from Llanaint and a new plant stall as well as Soil Association approved Organic vegetables from Banc Organics, Dave’s jams and chutneys ,Adele’s jewellery, Lucy’s quiches and cakes, organic olive and sunflower oil ( refills only) recycled books and DVDs as well as the popular Market cafe.
Come along this Saturday – please tell your friends and neighbours. 10 til 1p.m
Thanks to Sue Abbot for the pics and for managing the cafe and to Sandra and Jean for stall holding!
Delicious local freshly picked fruit and vegetables from Banc organics,
including French beans, young broad beans, salads, new potatoes, new season
carrots, fresh strawberries and much more.
Italian bread, cakes and flans and pies.
Dave’s Home made jams and chutneys
And of course the Market Café to see your friends and taste good coffee.
Mudiad Cymdeithasol Glanyfferi/Ferryside Social Enterprise Group
The secretary, Mr Les Jones gave a progress report on a meeting with Carmarthen County Council who stressed the need for FSEG to demonstrate charity status, fundraising ability and community involvement. The County were agreeable for FSEG to sub-let once the site is leased. As a non-profit making organisation, FSEG could be eligible for a discount of 80% in the business rate.
The Village Forum are discussing with the County who are the current landlord on the use of a grassed area as a possible venue for their Market.
The Sports Group are currently negotiating with the County for the use of the current Hall at the Education Centre.
Broadside Films are interested in the possibility of using one of the Ex-RAF huts and “Mens Sheds” have expressed an interest in the other hut.
Meanwhile, FSEG are to be kept informed of all potential uses.
Mr Robert Taylor presented a detailed resume of the activities of Mens Sheds who have established an organisation in Carmarthen. They are affiliated with Mens Sheds Cymru who are the umbrella organisation, helping to fight retirement based depression, isolation, and any stigma of disability by providing small scale practical workshops promoting the well being of men. They are currently looking for larger premises to establish a workshop and base to make bee-hives and coracles and are interested in utilizing one wing of the ex-RAF huts on the current Education Centre . They hope to expand and evolve a Ferryside Shed.
Tenders for Design of Future Programme
Three tenders were received for the design study of the proposed new education centre, two were largely non-compliant and did not fill the requirements requested. The details were discussed and it was decided to go ahead with the tender submitted by David Darkin. Officers of the committee have arranged to meet with Jonathan Handcock from the County to discuss the funding of the Design stage at the Education Centre. They have been advised that a grant application would require a credible outline business plan showing the best estimates of revenue and expenditure for the first 3 to 5years.
Elements of the business plan would address the following projects:
- Accommodation for Doctor’s surgery (existing arrangements)
- Changing room facilities and adjacent Multi Use Games Area
- Specialist Day Centre for physically and mentally frail adults and carers.
- Foot care, other quasi-medical services and alternative therapies.
- Arts and crafts workshops.
- High grade hostel-type accommodation for coastal path walkers, bird-watchers, visiting sports teams and residential workshops.
- Studio and office space for Broadside, a start-up youth film company.
- Youth club facilities.
- Exhibition space for, local artists and local heritage projects.
- Allotments and outdoor market.
- Space for small business start-ups.
Individual project leaders are to contact participants and contributors to identify probable income and expenditure in order to draft a full business case.
(STARTS AGAIN ON JULY 13TH)
10 til 1 p.m
Fresh vegetables, cheese, oil and eggs. Home made cakes, breads, biscuits and pies. Delicious homemade chutneys and jams. Jewellery and artwork. Mini Tarot Readings. Flowers, plants and many other items.
Market café with fresh coffee and food
If you would like a table to sell items please phone
Lucy Evans 01267267147
P.S. We are moving to the Old Education Centre in August
Ferryside local market flyer