There’s a team of project officers (either employed directly or contracted out by Conwy County Borough Council’s Community Development Service) who co-ordinate the activities of the Conwy Local Action Group (LAG), and who work on the ground to deliver the projects.
The team is available to advise and assist residents, business owners and community groups in rural Conwy on any aspect of the Rural Development Plan and its implementation.
Elen Haf Edwards – Rural Development Strategy Manager
Laura Fisher – Marketing & Administrative Officer
Tom Jones – Claims & Monitoring Officer
Ela Fôn Williams – Community, Culture & Heritage Officer
Meira Woosnam – Rural Enabling Officer
Rhys Evans – Supply Chain & Business Partnership Officer
A LEADER partnership is known as a Local Action Group (LAG), and it is the LAG’s responsibility to provide strategic direction and ensure that activities align with the Conwy’s Local Development Strategy. The LAG in Conwy is made up of 24 representatives from various sectors, including tourism, farming, the third sector, local government and educational establishments.
Berwyn Evans- Cultural
Bryn Jones – Environmental
Bronwen Griffith – Voluntary
Dafydd P Jones – Agricultural
Eleri Evans – Voluntary
Empty Seat – Business
Ffuon P Williams – Voluntary
Gareth Roberts – Business
Geraint Jones – Environmental
Gethin Owen – Agricultural
Iestyn Pritchard – Agricultural
Iwan Williams – Cultural
Paul Williams – Agricultural
Rhys Thomas – Cultural
Wendy Jones – Voluntary
Alun Price – Natural Resources Wales
Arfon Hughes – Rural Housing Enabler – Grŵp Cynefin
Cllr Goronwy Edwards – Conwy County Borough Council
Cllr Louise Emery- Conwy County Borough Council
Keith O’Brien – Snowdonia National Park Authority
Lesley Tipping – Grŵp Llandrillo Menai
Nigel Morgan – Department for Work & Pensions
Marianne Jackson – Conwy County Borough Council
Rob Dix – Conwy County Borough Council
LEADER is a French acronym meaning “Links between the rural economy and development actions”. It’s a method of harnessing local knowledge to enable ‘bottom up’ community led approach to rural development and is a Europe-wide programme.
The aim of LEADER is to increase support to local rural community and business networks to build knowledge and skills, and encourage innovation and cooperation in order to tackle local development objectives, including innovation, cooperation and networking.
ADDING VALUE TO LOCAL IDENTITY AND NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES
FACILITATING PRE-COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT, BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS AND SHORT SUPPLY CHAINS
EXPLORING NEW WAYS OF PROVIDING NON-STATUTORY LOCAL SERVICES
RENEWABLE ENERGY AT COMMUNITY LEVEL
EXPLOITATION OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY