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Community pub officially opens Friday 8th July

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Behind the bar at Pengwern ArmsFriday, July the 8th, sees the official reopening of the Pengwern in Llan Ffestiniog, Gwynedd LL41 4PB.

After the Pengwern Arms Hotel closed its doors in February 2009 Pengwern Cymunedol was set up as a community enterprise to buy, reopen and develop the pub and hotel. Since the end of March 2011 the community owns and runs the Pengwern.

A large number of volunteers have worked to renovate and improve parts of the building so that by now the pub and function room have been reopened.

Representatives of the press and media are welcome to attend the official opening. The S4C programme, Wedi 7, has confirmed that it will broadcast live from the Pengwern on the opening night.

The programme for the evening will start shortly after 6.00pm. The local Welsh Assembly Member, Dafydd Elis Thomas will perform the opening ceremony at around 7.00pm. Representatives will be present from Gwynedd and Ffestiniog councils and from other agencies which have been supportive of the venture as well as local shareholders, volunteers and supporters of Pengwern Cymunedol.

A variety of local talents will perform during the evening followed by a jamming session with local musicians.

See also Community effort reopens Pengwern Arms Hotel.

If your community group is looking to open a shop or save a Post Office or pub, get in touch with the Wales Co-operative Centre for advice, support and assistance.

Written by C Kenzie

July 7, 2011 at 8:44 am

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