to Cymdeithas Cwm Arian Association
Cymdeithas Cwm Arian Association is a Local
Community Forum that covers the three North Pembrokeshire villages
of Hermon, Glogue and Llanfyrnach. This community is a rural area
covering some 200 houses and farms.
Please click the menus to the left, and the top-right to navigate the Cwm Arian website.
Collaborative Communities Presentatio at Parc y Scarlets. Llanelli
PLEASE send a letter of support to the Planning Department.
The community wish to harness the wind for the good of local residents and voluntary organisation. See the link below explaining the process and benefit to the community. Totally controlled by local people for the benefit of lowering carbon and supporting community development and job creation.
Cwm Arian Renewable Energy Planning details and benefits
The new Community Centre open's its doors to the public. A member of the Young Farmers is celebrating his 18th at the new community centre Canolfan Hermon this evening. Penblwydd Hapus Daniel / Happy Birthday Daniel
Solar Support for Cwm Arian Project on Community Centre Roof
The 35 solar panels are being erected on the roof of the old school and the roof of the new community centre. The 9kw system will drive an air source heat pump that will in turn provide under floor heating for the new community Centre
New Staff at Canolfan Hermon
The funding from the Big Lottery has allowed Canolfan Hermon to emply 3 new workers - Holly Cross and Cris Tomos as job share coordinators and Aled Williams as the site foreman.
Big Lottery Funding Secured for the Resource Centre!
The Big Lottery bid for £249k has been approved! This will allow the community to finish the work on the Resource Centre and employ 2 new workers for the site. See the job descriptions on the details by clicking the Hermon Community Resource button the left hand side of this screen
Met Mast erected to measure the wind!
After a long wait for planning to be granted, the Cwm Arian met mast has finally been raised.
The mast will stand for a full year measuring the wind speeds and directions to see if the site is suitable for a wind turbine in the future. The data will then be used for best practice monitoring of potential noise from a wind turbine.
The Power of Water - Hydro History in Hermon!
The sun brought out a bumper turnout of walkers in Hermon 2 weeks ago when 50 people arrived for a guided walk through mud, snowdrops and local history. They discovered several ruined cottages, disused waterwheels and a leat and learned that water was one of the first resources harnessed to bring power into rural homes locally.
The walk was followed by an interesting slideshow on the ‘Archimedes Screw’ and other modern water turbines being installed in the area. Over tea and home baking the audience learnt about the new government incentives (called Feed in Tariffs or FITs).
“Its amazing – I could have my savings returned in 7 years and start making a good profit. Its better than leaving them in the bank.” said local resident Mr Tomos.
The FITs now make small scale hydro, wind and photo voltaic installations a viable and lucrative investment for householders and farmers, reaping good profits in a few short years. The event was organised by Cwm Arian Renewable Energy project funded by the Low Carbon Communities Challenge.
For more project information see www.cwmarian.org.uk and visit Eco Centre Wales, in Newport for impartial general advice about renewables and the government incentives.
Day Trip to CAT
A Trip to the Centre for Alternative Technology, with a guided tour and a visit to a community wind turbine. On Sunday, March 27th. Places must be booked by Sunday 20th March.
Free admission and free transport there and back on the Green Dragon Bus. In fact, it's all free!
Don't miss out!Book your place now on 01239 831968.
Cwm Arian March events
The following events are free and open to everyone, but dobook your place on the bus to CAT!
On the theme of transport... Fishguard Trains Petition
Tomorrow night is Cwm Arian Renewable Energy's Transport Workshop (see below), and on the theme of local transport the Fishguard Trains Petition has been brought to our attention. It's a very worthwhile campaign to get more trains to the fishguard station- shockingly there are only 2 trains per 24 hours! Having more trains would promote toursim and get more people using the ferry.
Cwm Arian Renewable Energy have organized a transport workshop, with a free buffet supper, to give information on saving money and the environment by using transport more efficiently. Everyone's welcome, so come along and join in if you can!
Cwm Arian Renewable Energy Film
A short film has been produced for the Cwm Arian Renewable Energy project, which focusses on the "Challenges faced". It's a rather strange film, as we've not really faced any challenges from the community to date - the project was born from consultation with the community. This will periodically be followed by further films on all aspects of the project.
Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (HEES) - Final Deadline Announced
Over the past 10 years grants for heating and insulation have been provided by the government's HEES scheme. The scheme is being replaced, with the final deadline for applications by telephone being 18 February 2011. See our Energy Efficiency page for more details.
Cwm Arian Website Updated
The Cwm Arian website has been updated. The updates feature:
A clean-up of the pages.
A handy 'calendar of community events' which can be updated by any active community member - just ask us for details (see below) - Events.
The Welsh language version of the site is now live - Cymraeg.
This News-feed on the home-page, please contact Cwm Arian if you have any news.
Calendar of Community Events
Contact us to add events to the community calendar. We can give you access to add events directly to it!
Events page for a full list of Events at the Community Centre
and in the District.