Menter Aberteifi Cyf
We are a community regeneration company based in the Cardigan area. We were set up through a Cardigan Town Council initiative in 1996 ‘to promote and implement the successful regeneration of Cardigan Town for the benefit of the community’. The organisation has since developed as a not-for-profit social enterprise limited by guarantee and operated by an elected board of volunteer directors.
Board of Directors
Mr Julian Beynon-Lewis
Mr Andrew James
Miss Olwen Davies
Mr Jay Bura
Mr Tom Parry
Mr Pete Mears
Mr Jim Marsden
Mr Paul Oakley
Mrs Jane Roche (Town Council)
Mr Tim Phillips (Chamber of Commerce)
Mr Huw Thomas (Coleg Ceredigion)
Cllr Gareth Lloyd (County Councillor)
Menter Aberteifi has grown over the years, initiating and facilitating the development of community regeneration projects in the Cardigan area, gaining a reputation as a proactive community regeneration group that assists and acts as an interface between voluntary, statutory and commercial bodies.
The company welcomes contributions from all who are concerned about the economy and the physical and social environment of Cardigan and the surrounding area. We offer local people a non-political route of active involvement in addressing the needs of the community. Over the years hundreds of individuals and many voluntary groups have become engaged in our activities.
Menter Aberteifi worked in partnership with Cardigan Building Preservation Trust, to undertake restoration of the Guildhall, Cardigan, raising and managing £1.3 million of funding, bringing this histori building back into full use as a multi-purpose community centre, corporate & private venue and community gallery. Menter Aberteifi now manages the Guildhall, with an office in the building.
Cardigan Guildhall Market
We have recently brought the Market Hall into the portfolio and a feasibility study has been carried out on the restoration of the building. We now manage the building and actively support the 30+ traders who operate from there.
Cardigan River & Food Festival
Cardigan’s River & Food Festival has grown to attract thousands of people to the town every year. Although the festival is now in its eighteenth year, our objective remains the same: to celebrate the quality and diversity of the superb local and independent food, drink and craft producers that abound in Wales.
Menter Aberteifi has been actively involved in promoting tourism to the local area for over ten years. Our website www.visitcardigan.com is a highly ranked comprehensive tourism site, under constant development.
Dros Y Tonnau
Over the Waves is a Menter Aberteifi project that draws together the rich maritime heritage of south west Ceredigion and the Lower Teifi Valley. Working with communities we highlight local heritage on our website and social media. The project has created information panels and created heritage trails.
Digital Heritage Station
Menter Aberteifi has been appointed Ceredigion’s Digital Heritage Station by the People’s Collection Wales Casgliad y Werin Cymru. This is a local archive of historical photographs and documents. We are also custodians of the 2010 History Collection which is a records of photographs and documents collected as part of the celebration of 900 years of the establishment of Cardigan town.