The remit of the Pales Management Group (PMG) includes engaging with the local community. A zoom meeting for local people was held on May 5th, to explain the present situation at the Pales and invite their comments.
Around 30 were present, including: 6 members of PMG; members from two groups who regularly use the building – the Peace choir and the Buddhist group ; several members of the local community council; other local residents; Christine Moore from Addoldai Cymru ( Welsh Chapels Trust).
The present situation was outlined, with the options of 1) major expenditure on improved facilities (rejected by Area Meeting), 2) sale of all or part of the site, 3) gifting to Addoldai Cymru.
The costs of both maintaining the site and bringing the cottage up to standard were explained, and the need to free the Area Meeting from further expenditure on the Pales. Area Meeting used the building infrequently, and there was not a local worshipping group able to support it.
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