Following the announcement on 13 March by Environment Minister, John Griffiths AM; Cardiff, Aberystwyth and Flint are preparing to host three events to mark the official opening of the Wales Coast Path.
Each celebration will showcase the very best of the Welsh coast – giving visitors and local people an opportunity to explore what’s on offer along the stunning coastline of Wales.
The organisers of the events, which take place in Roald Dahl Plass, Cardiff Bay, Aberystwyth Promenade and Flint Castle, are calling local businesses, food producers, community groups and volunteers to come forward and take part in these public events.
Local dance groups, poets, choirs, entertainers and community groups are all encouraged to come along to an event closest to them, to perform and be a part of this special day. Members of the public are also being urged to volunteer and lend their support to their local event.
Local food and drink producers from across the country can take a stand in the events’ marquees to provide samples of their produce, sell local goods and give visitors a real ‘Taste of the Coast’.
Also present at each event will be a special ‘Coast Showcase’ - an opportunity for the groups and organisations that provide services and facilities along the Wales Coast Path to highlight their work, without many of whom the project to complete the Wales Coast Path may not have been possible.
People who are interested in getting involved in their local event are invited to contact event organisers Stephanie Francis or Rhiannon Jenkins at Quadrant: 02920 694888 or get in touch via email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wales Coast Path has been developed by the Welsh Government in partnership with the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW), sixteen local authorities and two National Parks.
In addition to funding from the Welsh Government and the coastal local authorities of approximately £2 million per year, the European Regional Development Fund has allocated nearly £4 million over four years to support the project.