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Public Meeting
Sunday 04 September 2016, 15:00
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How would you like to be a part of buying Ysgol Dyffryn Teifi?
The idea is to get local people to buy shares in the site, and to let the community to decide what happens to a site so important to Llandysul.
 
What’s likely to happen is that a big company from over the bridge, that doesn’t care about our area will come in, buy the site for some next to nothing price and develop the site into flats for people from away that have nothing to offer to our language, history or culture. It’s the last thing Llandysul needs.
 
We hope to be able to sell enough shares in the site, (say at £100 each), so we as a community could actually buy the site. Keeping the school in our hands and letting the community decide what happens to it.
We would have to sell £250,000 worth of shares (2,500 shares). An account will be opened to keep the money people would invest, and if we weren’t successful everyone would receive their money back.
 
There are many opportunities to make the site pay, such as: turn the A’s block into a wedding venue, the D’s blocks into a bunkhouse like Glanllyn for school trips. We would work with local businesses like Llandysul paddlers, and use the Leisure Centre and the swimming pool- a way of keeping things going too! The C’s block would be brilliant for night classes, and for start-up businesses. We would offer cheap rent and no long term leases, again helping local businesses and the local economy grow.
 
If we could get the attention of the media, it would make it difficult for the council not to sell to us, especially with Council elections May next year. They certainly wouldn’t want to gain a bad name in the community, shutting down a ‘feel good story’ about Dyffryn Teifi’s pupils buying the school.
 
Something very similar has been done in Cardigan in 2010. 4CG bought a site in Cardigan town centre, and they are willing to help us to begin with, as they are regulated with the financial conduct authority to do things like this. We could work under their name until we can register as an IPS ourselves.
 
It’s an idea at the moment- but we need to act fast! There’s an action at the end of September and everything would have to be in place by then, or at least for the to be enough fuss in the media.
 
There is a meeting to see if there is enough interest to launch a share purchase for the site, next Sunday afternoon the 4th of September at 3pm in Tysul Hall, Llandysul.
Please come along, this is the only chance we’ll ever get to keep the heart of Llandysul in our hands!
 
Here is a video of what 4CG did: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iNaud6AVKw
Location Neuadd Tysul Hall

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