Young Farmers' grant cut u-turn due to Councillor pressure
Conwy County Council has u-turned on its decision to cut the Young Farmers Club's grant for 2018-19. A 'victory' for rural Conwy and young people claims Llanrwst Councillor Aaron Wynne.
Prior to being elected, Aaron Wynne who represents Plaid Cymru for the Crwst Ward, led calls for Conwy County to host the festival in 2019 and campaigned to bring the Eisteddfod to his home town of Llanrwst.
The National Eisteddfod was last held in Llanrwst in 1989 and previous to that, 1951.
Cllr Aaron Wynne said,
"I welcome today's announcement that one of the world’s greatest cultural festivals, the National Eisteddfod of Wales will be held in Llanrwst in 2019.
"I am confident, thirty years since the Eisteddfod last visited our old market town, the people of Llanrwst will once again get behind the festival and ensure its success in 2019.
"After speaking with S4C's Newyddion 9 in October, I put my faith in the Eisteddfod to buck the trend of everything going to Conwy’s costal areas, and bring a festival of such national prominence to our rural communities in 2019.
“The National Eisteddfod brings with it tangible economic benefits to each location it visits. This is why I believe bringing the National Eisteddfod to Llanrwst would provide a substantial boost to local businesses in the town and surrounding area.
"I look forward to Llanrwst, the Conwy Valley and the whole of Conwy County coming together as one to celebrate Wales’ greatest cultural talent here in my home town."