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Kidwelly Town Council in partnership with Kidwelly Community Hub CIC have secured funding of £270,000 to implement a two-year strategy aimed at growing the visitor economy in Kidwelly and Mynydd-y-garreg.
Called the Black Cat Tourism Strategy, it aims to drive tourism by supporting and developing cultural and tourist events for Kidwelly and Mynyddygarreg.
The strategy will support local businesses to secure funding and develop business regeneration plans.
Funded by the Welsh Government’s Coastal Communities Fund and delivered by the National Lottery Community Fund, the project runs from July 2021 to March 2023.
Four posts will be created to support the community in delivering the strategy.
The Mayor of Kidwelly, Councillor Christopher Peters-Bond said, “At over 900 years old, Kidwelly is a historic town and is blessed with an outstanding natural environment – from the medieval castle to the panoramic views from the SSSI accredited Mynydd-y-garreg mountain.
“Tourism is important to the economy of the area, particularly with the rise in staycations as we emerge from the pandemic. The black cat tourism strategy is a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of Kidwelly and Mynydd-y-garreg as a desirable location for tourists.”
Crisial Davies, Director of Kidwelly Community Hub CIC said,
"The community are thrilled to be given this opportunity by the Welsh Government’s Coastal Communities administered by the National Lottery and it's a recognition that investment is needed in small coastal towns such as Kidwelly."
NOTES TO EDITOR
• For more information, contact Kidwelly Town Council Town Clerk Virginia O’Reilly on 01554 890203 or email@example.com