Due to the Covid-19 outbreak the Council has reviewed the criteria for allocating funds from the Community Development Grant budget in 2020/21. The deviation from the Council’s policy is in support of the Welsh Government guidelines to restrict social gatherings. In 2020/21 the Council will:
- provide Christmas trees with lights in areas within its administrative area upon requests being received from community groups and organisations. The Council will undertake all the processes involved in the supply and provision of the Christmas trees. Requests can be made by letter or email.
- consider applications for hanging baskets or floral displays from community groups and associations, voluntary organisations and other agencies. Applications must be received by completing an application form. Forms must be completed and returned along with the supporting paperwork.
The closing date for requests or applications for 2020 has passed.
For 2020, the Community Development Fund has provided Christmas Trees at the following locations: Bynea Square, Dafen Park, Felinfoel (opposite the brewery), Sandy Road Community Hall, Ponthenri Park, Five Roads Square and Llwynhendy Library.
Successful grant applications for floral displays were awarded to Bynea District Forum, Dafen Forum, Felinfoel Executive Committee and Llwynhendy & Pemberton Forum. Expect to see some floral displays and hanging baskets in these areas during the Summer of 2021.