Chirk and The Ceiriog Valley Partnership
Promoting the interests of the community
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Who are we?
What do we do?
What can we do for you?
What more could you do for your community?
We seek to ensure that our valley retains its outstanding landscape and character, to bring prosperity to the area and all its residents by making it accessible to responsible and sensitive tourism, and by encouraging the growth of local business.
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What kind of people join the partnership?
People with business interests; hoteliers; bed and breakfast providers; activity operators; arts and crafts people; tourist attractions and many others who are interested in the welfare of our community
Join us and make a difference.
We are seeking new members to assist with future community initiatives.
Meetings are held every other month at venues in the locality.
Are we a pressure group?
...but in the nicest possible way.
That is how we have obtained results.
Where do we operate?
In the areas of the three Community Councils in the Ceiriog Valley and Chirk Town Council
Have we made a difference?
Founded in 1996 with support from Wrexham County Borough Council, we believe that we have helped to serve the community
Some of the Partnership's achievements
- Helping people find the Valley. The Partnership lobbied for funds and permission to provide ‘white on brown’ tourism signs to guide visitors from the nearest major roads.
- Bringing together diverse people, helping them to promote their interests, skills and business aspirations. The outstanding example of this was the Wood Group, involving those who earned their living from the management of woodland and crafting of local timber, culminating in the creation of a limited company ‘Coed Ceiriog’.
- Awareness of the history, heritage, culture and landscape of the valley are explained in a series of illustrated booklets and a range of walking, cycling and riding route leaflets available from Tourist Information Centres and other local outlets.
- The improvement, way marking and promotion of footpaths and bridleways. 33 walking routes, 2 long distance horse riding trails and a cycle way have greatly enhanced opportunities to enjoy the outstanding countryside and the creation of the ‘Ceiriog Valley Walk’ a linear 12 mile route, dotted with interpretation boards, between Chirk and Llanarmon.
- Co-operation with Wrexham CBC resulted in the provision of bus stop signs and shelters along the B4500.
- Collaboration with the Ceiriog Valley Tramway Trusts helped them to continue their endeavours to perpetuate memories of that link with the industrial past of the valley.
- Ensured all-year-round opening of the public toilets in Llanarmon DC.
- Raising awareness of the area by attending local events, eg Glyn Ceiriog Carnival and the 2011 National Eisteddfod in Wrexham.
- Campaigning on the AONB Clwydian Range extension ensured the valley is considered in the designation process.
- The Partnership has supported various initiatives including: the installation of CCTV cameras at Chirk Station; water collection system at the Garth Organic Garden; Berwyn Festival; Battle of Crogen Society; Wales Tour Guides familiarisation visit; Ceiriog Walking Festival.
- Obtained match-funding from the Rural Grant Scheme to produce a free information leaflet showing tourism attractions and accommodation, now in its second print run. Over 15,000 copies have been distributed.