BRONLLYS WELL BEING PARK (CLT) LTD https://www.facebook.com/bronllyswellbeingpark/ JANUARY 2018: NEWSLETTER
Welsh Assembly Government: Unfortunately two meetings with Welsh Government have had to be cancelled at short notice which is very disappointing, Welsh Assembly Government support is crucial in making the Well Being Park happen. The Board are requesting an urgent meeting and are prepared to travel to Cardiff if required. We have been offered assistance by Clive Ball in Welsh Government to help us build on his experience whilst involved in the original Princes Foundation Enquiry by Design Report in 2011 Powys Teaching Health Board are struggling to engage fully in co-production with ourselves and Powys County Council. At grass roots level the PTHB has offered us meeting facilities; the Deputy Director Estates has been most welcoming and has offered office accommodation for our PDO Officer. However at the upper levels of the organisation they are facing challenges which mean they are unable to engage fully with our development plans at the moment. We are however reviewing our involvement and hope that we will have progress to report at our next AGM in April. Powys County Council: Continue to offer valuable support and advice and attend our board and other meetings regularly at a Director level. We also have a designated County Councillor offering advice and support.Local Councils Bronllys, Talgarth and Hay: Offer continuing support. Talgarth Town Council being particularly helpful in setting up an information page for us on their website. Select road map section to get a guide to the information about our journey so far. http://www.talgarthtowncouncil.co.uk/TalgarthTC/bronllys_well_being_park-15628.aspxBronllys Well Being Park (CLT)Ltd[formerly Bronllys Well Being Park Steering Group]Board is pleased to have recruited Jon Adams as our Project Development Officer [Thanks to the Rural Development Grant/ Arwain Award] There was a lot of interest in the post and a strong list of candidates to interview from. Jon joined us on the 1st of February and will be the first paid “boots on the ground” in this landmark project. Come and meet Jon at our next Board meeting on Monday the 19th February at 7pm in the Concert Hall Bronllys. Over the last three years the project has been sustained by many hours of volunteer input and all expenses from their own pockets which is much appreciated. Pro-bono advice has also been valuable from the National Community Land Trust, PAVO, Dementia Matters, Wales Coop, Community Land Association, The Plunkett Foundation, Cyfran and many others. Since becoming a Community Benefit Society we have the support of over 330 registered members. Our Fundraising was given a boost in October with a donation of £500 from the 2017 MallyFest.
Best news re Bronllys Hospital in 2017 The Veterans Launch of the enchanting Woodland Walk with its beautiful Dragon centre piece, the Marking Time Sculpture, on the 22nd June. It’s an inspiring example of what can be achieved when community members work with the PTHB to make something wonderful happenhttp://talgarth.fyinetwork.co.uk/Community%20News,39143-Official-Opening-of-the-Marking-Time-Sculpture-and-Woodland-Walk-Bronllys-Hospital-on-June-22-2017
Come and join the Team: we are looking for board members and advisors. Give us a ring to find out more.
Our AGM will be on the 16th April 2018. We shall soon be launching our own website – see next Newsletter
Contact: BWBP Office, Bronllys Hospital, Bronllys, Brecon, LD3 0LU Ebost/Email email@example.comFfôn/Tel: 07943653809 Swyddfa/Office: 01874 712630
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BRONLLYS WELL BEING PARK (CLT) LTD
&POWYS HEALTH AND WELL BEING ACTION GROUP MARCH 2017: NEWSLETTER NO 6
Brilliant News and Update
We have been awarded substantial RDP: Arwain funding to
Bronllys Well Being Park
Project Development Officer for three years.
More good news to follow in our next full Newsletter:
Contact: Teg Fan, Church Lane, Llyswen, Powys LD3 0UU; Chair: Lydia Powell; Vice Chair: Linda Hughes;
Secretary: Rosemarie Eccleston Office: 0781 5594799 firstname.lastname@example.org
Powys health and Well Being Action Group: NEWS lETTER NO 5
& Bronllys Well Being Park Steering Group Autumn 2016
News and Update for August 2016
Welsh Assembly Government: Having gained the full support of Powys County Council by designating a County Councillor and a Director to our Steering Group and launching as a Community Land Trust the Welsh Assembly Government will be asked to support further progress. The Commissioner for the Well Being of Future Generations Act, Sophie Howe has been approached to meet with the Bronllys Well Being Park Steering Group and Supporters in the Autumn and we hope that she will be the Keynote Speaker at our AGM
Powys teaching Health Board: Our Project Development Group along with Ian Crawley our CLT Consultant have met with Planning Director Hayley Thomas and Deputy Director of Estates Wayne Tannahill Estates Manager to discuss the drawing up of a Memorandum of Understanding in readiness for taking over the Grounds of Bronllys Hospital.
Whilst awaiting the setting up of a Community Benefiting Legal Entity, it is hoped that temporary and shared use of land and redundant buildings in the interim. Work is being undertaken to evaluate what will be available and we hope to present our proposals to the PTH Board soon. Powys County Council:Have assigned their Director of Place, Paul Griffiths, to our Steering Group. We can now proceed with the process to achieve the Bronllys Well Being Park as laid down by the Welsh Assembly Government. Furthermore PCC has designated County Councillor William Powell to our Steering Group. Councils; Bronllys, Talgarth and Hay : have agreed unanimously to fully support the development of the Well Being Park in the grounds of Bronllys Community Hospital, supported the three Mid-June launches of the Bronllys Well Being Park Community Land Trust and are providing Councillors to serve on our Steering Group. Other Local community councils have given their support including Gweryfed and Llanfilo.
Powys Health and Well Being Action Group: will meet on Wednesday the 26th October at 7 pm for its AGM, followed at 7-15 pm with a talk from our local Community Health Council and an update on local health issues. Bronllys Well Being Park Steering Group:The Bronllys Well Being Park Community Land Trust, launched in Talgarth Hay and Bronllys in Mid-June were well, attended meetings. We now have over 200 member registered and have reprinted membership forms to meet the demand.
The Steering Group are heavily engaged in fundraising for a Project Development Worker.
The Bronllys Well Being Park Steering Group AGM will be held at the Bronllys Hospital Concert Hall Bronllys on Thursday November 24nd at 7pm.
All Members and anyone interested in the Bronllys Well Being Park proposals are invited to attend
At 7-15pm there will be a presentation on Bronllys Well Being Park CLT progress to date and it is hoped that we will be joined by Future Generations Commissioner, Sophie Howe to give a keynote address on this new act and how it will impact our communities.
The evening will be rounded off with a fundraising Quiz Night run by a popular local Quiz Master. Refreshments will be served.
Anyone interested in learning about the Bronllys Well Being ParkCommunity Land Trust is welcome
Contact:Teg Fan, Church Lane, Llyswen, Powys,LD3 0UU Chair: Lydia Powell; Vice Chair: Linda Hughes;
Secretary: Rosemarie EcclestoneOffice: 07815594799 email@example.com
Powys health and Well Being Action Group: NEWS lETTER NO 4
& Bronllys Well Being Park Steering Group Spring 2016
News and Update for May 2016Welsh Assembly Government:In addition to the support of Welsh Assembly Government in March we gained support from The Commissioner for the Well Being of Future Generations Act Sophie Howells. The Commissioner will visit Bronllys in the summer. The Act shares the aims of the Well Being Park to look after our future generations, our environment and our communityPowys teaching Health Board and Powys County Council:- Early in February both organisations joined with us and our Community Land Trust Consultant Ian Crawley for an assessment of the Bronllys Well Being Park Proposal for the Grounds of the Community Hospital. Ian a retired town Planner worked as a Director in Islington and Bristol previously. The day was well attended by AMs Kirsty Williams and William Powell, County and Community Councillors in addition to our advisors and supporters. As a result of our progress and the workshop feedback Ian produced a positive report recommending we progress to stage 2 funding by the National Community Land Trust NetworkYou can see the report of the Workshop Day in the Brecon and Radnor Express online : http://www.brecon-radnor-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=100712&headline=Bronllys
Bronllys, Talgarth and Hay Councils: have agreed unanimously to fully support the development of the Well Being Park in the grounds of Bronllys Community Hospital. Each Council will provide a Councillor to serve on our Steering Group. Additionally the three Councils will be supporting the three Mid-June launches of the Bronllys Well Being Community Land Trust in their communities.
Thursday 9th June Talgarth Town Hall 7pm
Monday 13th of June – Hay School 7pm
Tuesday 14th of June- Bronllys Royston Hall at 7pm
To enable this exiting proposal to fully develop can we ask as many of you as possible to attend one of the public meetings above or contact us with your support at;-Teg Fan, Church Lane, Llyswen, Powys, LD3 0UU; or email:firstname.lastname@example.org give us a call on: 07815594799 Your support for Bronllys Well Being Park Community Land Trust becoming a legal entity with broad local membership will ensure its long term development and sustainability.Bronllys Well Being Park Steering Group: with its own Project Development Sub group was set up by Powys Health and Well Being Action last autumn; to focus on the Well Being Park development. This organisation has been very busy completing an Outline Business Plan and applying for funds to progress the proposals for the Park. In January three members attended the CLT National Conference in Westminster gaining valuable insights contacts and information to assist the Well Being Park’s development. In March a submission for our local development Plan to ensure that the hospital and grounds are designated as a Health and Well Being Park. This was successfully approved by Powys Planning Authority. The Steering Group has widened substantially since the autumn and the membership have a range of skills geared to meet the challenges of this exiting project.PowysHealth and Well Being Action Group:will meet in the Autumn, there will be an update on local health issues.Other News: Bronllys Hospital League of Friends:Chair Maggie Simms now sits on the newly formedPowys Regional Partnership Board along with a range of other Powys voluntary organisations.Under the’The Social Services and Wellbeing Act 2014′ the partners on the board have to ensure that services are available to support the full spectrum of needs of our citizens, as well as supporting the most vulnerable in our community, There are still some of Friend’s booklets” Memories of Bronllys Hospital” available at Talgarth Tourist Office.
one or more of the following Public Launches on the following evenings at 7pm:- Thurs. 9th of June in Talgarth Town Hall, Mon. 13th of June in Hay School and on Tues. 14th of June in Royston Hall Bronllys.
Chair: Lydia Powell; Vice Chair: Linda Hughes; Sec: Jacqui Wilding
Powys health and Well Being Action Group: NEWS lETTER NO 3
News and Update for August/September 2015.Welsh Assembly Government: In August we received renewed support for our coproduction work withPowys teaching Health Board and Powys County Council to develop a Well Being Park in the Grounds of Bronllys Community Hospital. Health Minister Mark Drakeford’s replying to AM William Powell’s question to the First Minister said the following“It is essential that all key stakeholders play an active role in determining what is best required to meet local needs. Given the range of public services and developments that could be included, not only relating to health and wellbeing, but economic development, leisure, tourism and housing….. I would also be looking to partners and stakeholders to demonstrate their commitment to the development by offering the appropriate support at this stage”Powys teaching Health Board: Steering Group meetings are now taking place at Bronllys itself and sharing of this resource is much valued. We have continued meeting with the PtHB Chair Viv Harpwood, Planning Director Hayley Thomas and Estates Manager Wayne Tannahill and have others pending. We have been able share the progress, advice and enthusiasm for what we are jointly trying to deliver. Practically we are arranging for Bronllys Park Display boards to be set up in Bronllys, Brecon and Llandrindod to share what we hope to achieve in the Well Being Park.
Powys County Council:- Following the presentation of the Well Being Park proposals to the full Cabinet in April and follow up meeting with Avril York Cabinet Member for Planning ,Housing and Regeneration we have successfully submitted that Bronllys Hospital and it’s Grounds be designated as a Health and Well Being Park.We have further meetings planned to discuss progressing the Well Being Park.PH&WB ActionGroup: Our Bronllys Park Subgroup is now completing the Business Plan which will see an appropriate Community Benefit Organisation legally take over the hospital grounds andrun the Well Being Park. In August we became Members of the Community Land Trust which has supported over 150 or so similar projects successfully for their communities throughout the UK. The CLT’s help, funding and advice will add to our own team’s skills and expertise. Thanks must be given to all who have contributed so much of their own time and energy at their own expense to get the Well Being Park proposals this far. However from now on the Fundraising effort is beginning in earnest. We know have a fundraising subgroup set up and all donations and grants will be gratefully received. In September we appointed a pro bono Certified Auditor to assist with financial oversight of the project development. Health and Well Being in our Communities: Bronllys League of Friends- has published “Memories of Bronllys Hospital” in August and copies are still for sale in the Hay and Talgarth Surgeries, Boughrood Stores and Talgarth Tourist Centre. Veterans at Bronllys Hospital have added an “At Ease” Garden to their Woodland Walk in the grounds. The official opening was on the 17th July, the 95th anniversary of the Official Opening of Bronllys Hospital by King George the V.
Contact:Teg Fan, Church Lane, Llyswen, Powys, LD3 0UU Chair: Lydia Powell; Vice Chair: Linda Hughes; Secretary: Jenny Francis;Office: 07815594799 email@example.com
Powys health and Well Being Action Group: NEWS LETTER NO 2
PH&WAG News and Update for June/July2015.
Welsh Assembly Government: We have written to Val Whiting of Welsh Estates as we are now in the position to request funding to develop our Business Plan for Wellbeing Park with Bronllys Community Hospital at the heart of it. We have been told that we Bronllys Park would be an excellent demonstration project for the new Future Generations Act that came out this year. We have asked WAGt to look at seconding an officer to assist the Well Being Park’s development. Powys teaching Health Board: – Following on from meeting Chair and Chief Executive of PtHB, Viv Harpwood and Carol Shillabeer we have met with Bruce Whitear Director Planning and Wayne Tannahill PtHB Estates Manager. They have also welcomed and supported the Bronllys Park proposal and allowed us to make a number of site visits and share relevant information. From this there have been discussions as to where Wales NHS will want to retain their 10 acres and lease the remainder for the Well Being Park. On the 6th of July we met Hayley Thomas who will be taking over from Bruce Whitear. We meet with Viv Harpwood on the 28th of July to progress the plans for the Park. Powys County Council: – We have met Avril York Cabinet Councillor on the 6th July and the Planning and Regeneration team to confirm who will be working with us and the PtHB on the three way working party to make the Well Being Park happen. We also discussed the LDP and have subsequently submitted that the area be designated as a Health and Well Being Park Powys Health and Well Being Action Group Organised aWorkshop in Talgarth Town Hall and agreed that we would set up a Business Plan Subgroup to draw up an initial business plan and look at what would be an appropriate Community Benefit Organisation to run the Well Being Park. The BP sub group has met twice and comprises an ex Ministerial Advisor, the CEO of an All Wales Caring Organisation, and an international Business Analyst and they are completing the first business plan to set up the Community Benefit Organisation which will take over the grounds and employ a development Officer to ensure that the Well Being Park delivers what our community needs to be there. On the 2nd July we had a public meeting at Hay School and shared our progress with Bronllys Park. The well attended meeting gave us fulsome support for the way we are progressing and some useful advice. We are now seeking funding to enable the first phase to get off the ground. Well Being News in our local Community:- Talgarth Sports EventFri 31stof July, Sat 1st & Sun 2nd Aug 2015 aFREE weekend of “Come and try” sports activities; promoting Health & Well Being through fun and sports.Just search for Talgarth Sports 2015or go to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Talgarth-Sports/1408133279490534 for details.Defibrillatorsalready in and coming to our communities.Erwood has a defibrillator, Llyswen is getting one and Talgarth will have two (one the Gwernyfed Rugby Club and the other’s going to be in the town square) Our next Open PH&WB meeting will be in October https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bronllys-Park-Wellbeing-Park/1527688794186118 Contact: Teg Fan, Church Lane, Llyswen, Powys, LD3 0UU Chair: Lydia Powell; Vice Chair: Linda Hughes; Co Secretaries: Jenny Francis and Trish Richardson;Office: 0781 5594799 firstname.lastname@example.org
Powys health and Well Being Action Group: NEWS LETTER NO 1
PH&WAG News and Update for May 2015.
Welsh Assembly Government: We presented the Bronllys Park proposals to Val Whiting Welsh Estates and her team at the beginning of the year. We had a very positive response to our Well Being Park proposals in February, asking us to work in Coproduction with Powys teaching Health Board and Powys County Council to develop Bronllys Park in the Grounds of Bronllys Community Hospital.
Powys teaching Health Board:- Following on from the Val Whiting’s letter we have met in March with the new Chair and Chief Executive of PtHB, Viv Harpwood and Carol Shillabeer who welcomed and supported the Bronllys Park proposals.
Powys County Council:- In April the PH&WB Steering Group presented the Well Being Park proposals to the full Cabinet. They were positively received and help was offered to progress its development. The Cabinet agreed to confirm who would be working with us and the PtHB on the three way working party to make Bronllys Park happen.
Talgarth Town Hall General Election Hustings:- All political party candidates stated publicly that they would fully support the development of the Well Being Park in the grounds of Bronllys Community Hospital.
PH&WB Steering Group Meetings :- PtHB The Steering Group met with Bruce Whitear PtHB Planning Director and Wayne Tannahill newly appointed Manager of Estates to discuss the practicalities of how we can work together to develop the non-NHS part of the Bronllys Community Hospital Grounds.
- In this meeting it was agreed that information could be shared to help us draft a submission to the June Consultation of the Local Development Plan. It is important to include the Well Being Park to ensure it meets planning requirements.
- It was agreed that the Well Being Park Working Project Group would comprise PtHB, PCC and PH&WB and that when the Bronllys Park CIC is set up letters of Intent will be exchanged.
Workshop on 22nd of May 2015 at Talgarth Town Hall to develop our own Community Benefit Organisation to set up and run the Well Being Park for the benefit of the people of Mid Wales and to complement our Community Hospital.
Next Open PH&WB meeting will be in July/August in Hay. Details to be confirmed.