Our Partners

WORKING TOGETHER

We are committed to the area of MAWR and to all the businesses, organisations and agencies who are working to improve all aspects of life in the area.

We would like to introduce some of the more influential partners, explain Cartref’s involvement with them and provide links for you to learn more about the work which is going on to ensure Swansea and Mawr in particular, is protected and improved for the enjoyment of us all.

 


 

THE MAWR DEVELOPMENT TRUST

mawr community

The Trust is an organisation of which we, as a family, are members. The trust is active in the area and is a major drive in promoting and improving the recreational use of Mawr as well as improving the lifestyle of inhabitants of the area. Current projects include the creation of an outdoor persuits centre at Garnswllt as well as developing the amenities at the Lower lliw reservoir. The website provides information which is valuable to guests who wish to make the most from the immediate area.

 


 

The RSPB CWM CLYDACH NATURE RESERVE

RSPB CWM CLYDACH NATURE RESERVE

We regularly keep in touch with our local warden to ensure paths are clear and information boards and walking routes are available.
Many guests enjoy a stroll through a peaceful woodland setting on a lovely summer day. You might see pied flycatchers, redstarts and buzzards, as well as dippers along the reaches of the Lower Clydach river. One of the two main trails through the reserve is suitable for pushchairs.

 


THE RURAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP

The Swansea Rural Development Partnership is based on the ‘quarters’ principle, and includes key stakeholders from public, private, voluntary and community sectors of the 8 rural areas of City & County of Swansea.

We are represented on the local partnership in order to represent the views of local business.
In order to link effectively to the Community Planning process and the Better Swansea Partnership, the Swansea Rural Development Partnership feeds into the Swansea Economic Regeneration Partnership, charged with delivering Swansea 2020, the economic regeneration strategy for the City & County.

The structure of the Partnership reflects the unique urban/rural nature of the City & County of Swansea where in fact the rural wards cover around 60% of the land surrounding the core urban area. There is a perception in the outlying areas that their development needs are overlooked in favour of the more urban settlements. The formation of this new Partnership provides an opportunity to look more closely at these specific needs, and to feed these into wider developments and initiatives through Rural Development Plan funded-activities, and the wider implementation of Swansea 2020.

The current Partnership membership also takes account of the work that has already begun within Swansea’s rural communities, ranging from activities undertaken by community groups and development trusts, to the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Management Plan. Rural Development Plan status for Swansea provides a major opportunity to give a boost to the work already begun, and enhance the capacity and scope for rural development in Swansea.

 


VISIT WALES,TOURISM SWANSEA BAY & SWANSEA BAY TOURISM

Where would we be without our tourism partners? Well a lot worse off for sure!
It is probably through one of the above that you first here about us. Visit Wales ensure our accommodation is up to scratch and the grading system is your way of knowing you can expect a certain standard when booking your break. Our local tourism partners also provide us with marketing opportunities which are vital for our success.
However, it goes further than providing us with potential guests. Our tourism partners support our business, our area and our future. Thay support us in identifying grants and training in order for us to grow. Threats to tourism can occur from many sources and by being an active part of our tourism partners we are more able to fight the tourism corner and ensure we are developing our business in line with the City & County of Swansea’s own Tourism Strategy.

 


 

 

CLYDACH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

clydach historical society

All our family are members of The Clydach Historical Society and look forward to the fascinating newsletters which periodically arrive through our letterbox. Many of our guests enjoy reading about the locality The society was founded by a group of enthusiasts in April, 1983 and now has a following of about 500 members. The Society’s Constitution states that ‘It is an aim of the Society to provide, encourage and generate critical thought about local history’ and this must have been fulfilled many times over as we are now in our 25th year. The Society is one of the largest in Wales.

 

THE MAWR DEVELOPMENT TRUST

mawr community

The Trust is an organisation of which we, as a family, are members. The trust is active in the area and is a major drive in promoting and improving the recreational use of Mawr as well as improving the lifestyle of inhabitants of the area. Current projects include the creation of an outdoor pursuits centre at Garnswllt as well as developing the amenities at the Lower Lliw reservoir. The website provides information which is valuable to guests who wish to make the most from the immediate area.

The RSPB CWM CLYDACH NATURE RESERVE

RSPB CWM CLYDACH NATURE RESERVE

We regularly keep in touch with our local warden to ensure paths are clear and information boards and walking routes are available.
Many guests enjoy a stroll through a peaceful woodland setting on a lovely summer day. You might see pied flycatchers, redstarts and buzzards, as well as dippers along the reaches of the Lower Clydach river. One of the two main trails through the reserve is suitable for pushchairs.

 

THE RURAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP

The Swansea Rural Development Partnership is based on the ‘quarters’ principle, and includes key stakeholders from public, private, voluntary and community sectors of the 8 rural areas of City & County of Swansea.

We are represented on the local partnership in order to represent the views of local business.
In order to link effectively to the Community Planning process and the Better Swansea Partnership, the Swansea Rural Development Partnership feeds into the Swansea Economic Regeneration Partnership, charged with delivering Swansea 2020, the economic regeneration strategy for the City & County.

The structure of the Partnership reflects the unique urban/rural nature of the City & County of Swansea where in fact the rural wards cover around 60% of the land surrounding the core urban area. There is a perception in the outlying areas that their development needs are overlooked in favour of the more urban settlements. The formation of this new Partnership provides an opportunity to look more closely at these specific needs, and to feed these into wider developments and initiatives through Rural Development Plan funded-activities, and the wider implementation of Swansea 2020.

The current Partnership membership also takes account of the work that has already begun within Swansea’s rural communities, ranging from activities undertaken by community groups and development trusts, to the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Management Plan. Rural Development Plan status for Swansea provides a major opportunity to give a boost to the work already begun, and enhance the capacity and scope for rural development in Swansea.

VISIT WALES,TOURISM SWANSEA BAY & SWANSEA BAY TOURISM

Where would we be without our tourism partners? Well a lot worse off for sure!
It is probably through one of the above that you first here about us. Visit Wales ensure our accommodation is up to scratch and the grading system is your way of knowing you can expect a certain standard when booking your break. Our local tourism partners also provide us with marketing opportunities which are vital for our success.
However, it goes further than providing us with potential guests. Our tourism partners support our business, our area and our future. Thay support us in identifying grants and training in order for us to grow. Threats to tourism can occur from many sources and by being an active part of our tourism partners we are more able to fight the tourism corner and ensure we are developing our business in line with the City & County of Swansea’s own Tourism Strategy.

CLYDACH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

clydach historical society

All our family are members of The Clydach Historical Society and look forward to the fascinating newsletters which periodically arrive through our letterbox. Many of our guests enjoy reading about the locality The society was founded by a group of enthusiasts in April, 1983 and now has a following of about 500 members. The Society’s Constitution states that ‘It is an aim of the Society to provide, encourage and generate critical thought about local history’ and this must have been fulfilled many times over as we are now in our 25th year. The Society is one of the largest in Wales.

With world class mountain biking at Afan Forest Park, the seaside at Aberavon Beach and with so many waterfalls waiting to be discovered, the Vale of Neath is something really special