The Ferryside Village Forum was born in September 2007. We were supported by Menter Cwm Gwendraeth, our local County Councillor and members of the Community Council. Seven Trustees and three officers were elected.
What we do
To promote for the benefit of the inhabitants of Ferryside and Picton and the surrounding area by:
The advancement of education, in particular in subjects relating to community sustainability and renewable energy.
The provision of recreational facilities in the interests of social welfare with the object of improving their conditions of life.
The preservation and protection of good health.
Such other charitable purposes for the benefit of the community as the trustees shall think fit.
A public meeting in 2008 explained the aims of the Forum and we heard from those present how they thought things could be developed further in the area. The creation of improved cycle routes, creation of allotments, Play opportunities for young children, development of a multi sport and leisure facility were all noted. The Parents for Play group worked with the Forum to help secure funding for equipment.
Wendy and Ashley organised a Tug of war on the beach and a Big Green Evening was held in the Ferryside Yacht Club. This attracted a good-sized crowd who were treated to Fairtrade food, talks on allotments and alternative energy production, Transition Communities and local Actions. We had good support from our local businesses and community and doubled our membership to over 30 members. We were partners in the Carmarthenshire County Byw Sir Gar programme, which was centred on Ferryside and the surrounding area.
We achieved full charitable status on 18th Feb 2009 Registered Number 1128137 The Ferryside Village Forum/ Fforwm Pentref Glan Y Fferi View Here
Over the last years we have continued to champion the creation of allotments. The Play park is completed and in operation. We have held many social events in the Yacht club including the popular Poems, Music and Pints and Green film season (See pics)
A thriving outdoor produce and craft market has run for the past year on unused land next to the village school and railway station.. Lucy obtained money to buy two lovely wooden sheds and a domed tent and these are used for the market. Many villagers now use the market to “shop local”.