Contractors will be ‘breaking ground’ on land adjacent to the community centre in Kilgetty at the start of a new project to construct and fit out a Men’s Shed and Craft Cabin facility for local people.

The Men’s Shed in Kilgetty was established several years ago but has been without a permanent based locally. The group currently meet on Wednesday afternoons between 2pm and 4pm at the small building next to the community hall in Kilgetty. Once the cabins are in place the Men’s Shed will then move to their new premises.

The local craft group meet every other week on a Friday afternoon between 1pm and 4pm. The group do various projects such as decoupage, sea glass and pebble pictures, knitting, sewing, paper projects and seasonal items. They also get involved with community projects, such as knitting for charity and making items for the hospitals. They regularly hold Craft Fayres to raise funds for the group to keep costs down. The next Craft Fayre will be on Sunday 3rd December from 12pm – 4pm.

Kilgetty and Begelly Rural Futures Group, a community group focussed on providing improved opportunities for local people in the two villages, received funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, (which distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes) as part of the Rural Futures project earlier this year.

The new community spaces will be surrounded by a landscaped garden area, with a planned use as community food growing area. The cabins themselves will be fully kitted out with furnishings and equipment for their intended use.

Diane Lockley, Chair of the Kilgetty and Begelly Rural Futures Group said, “We are hoping to use the space for the community and get people involved in a range of community led projects linked to these new spaces”. “We’re pleased that the work is able to start at the beginning of November as the group has worked hard to achieve its vision for these new facilities”.

The project is supported by Kilgetty and Begelly Community Council.

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