A message from our Chair, Huw Jones on behalf of the Trust
At the time of writing, the effect of the coronavirus is as bad as ever. At present, unfortunately, many of the services at Nant Gwrtheyrn (including Caffi Meinir) remain closed as a result. But there is hope – thankfully the vaccine has arrived – and that means we can start turning our sights to the future.
Of course, it’s going to take a while before everyone has been given it, and we run the risk of starting to act as though the virus has disappeared before that is the case. We at the Nant must avoid falling into that trap. But we can be confident that it will start to fade in due course. That will mean that we will once again be busy as people start to think about coming back here to learn Welsh, to celebrate a big event or just to come for a walk .
Throughout the lockdowns, we have been able to run online lessons, and to host and participate in many digital events. We have maintained a lively presence on our website and on social media. Mair and the team have been busy – keeping in touch with you all, re-arranging weddings and conferences and trying to keep up with changes to the Covid regulations. Like all businesses and voluntary organizations, it has been a challenging time for us. We are grateful to all those who have helped keep this work going through the dark period and we are grateful to you, our supporters and customers, for your understanding and patience.
The reconstruction of the old Llithfaen Surgery at the Nant is nearing completion. This will be a new attraction and an additional reason for you to visit the Nant. It will show what a doctor’s surgery on the Llŷn Peninsula looked like 60 years ago. We also hope to have new videos to show you that tell the story of the Nant and of the Welsh language, and which will be on view permanently in the Chapel and Surgery when we re-open.
The Furlough Scheme runs until the end of March. That is very good news for us and for many other businesses in the hospitality sector. Our hope is that we will be re-opening fully around Easter and that from then on we will be busier than ever. We will be looking forward immensely at that point to welcoming you all back to enjoy once again the unique experience that the Nant offers.
The Season’s Greetings to you all.
On behalf of Ymddiriedolaeth Nant Gwrtheyrn / (The Nant Gwrtheyrn Trust)
Huw Jones, Chairman