Jun 12, 2010

Blog Post 'The Latest From Cymuned - Supporters Email'

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( This is not an official press release but rather the personal observations of a Cymuned supporter )


Dear Supporter,


ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2010


Cymuned's Annual Conference will be held on the 3rd of July this year, in Llanllyfni, Gwynedd. It will start at 10.30 am and finish by 3.30 pm.  If you register in advance, attendance is free. You can register by  replying to this email. There is an entrance charge of £5 if you choose not to register in advance.


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WAKESTOCK - EMPTY PROMISES?


Since they started, the Wakestock festival in the Pwllheli area have said that they would promote local bands and the Welsh language. Despite that, the 'Welsh version' of their website is a bit of a joke - if you click on the Welsh flag (no, there's nothing else to suggest

there's a Welsh version!), you get exactly the same website with a Welshmenu that takes you to English language pages. The phrase 'dog's dinner' comes to mind. One of our supporters who lives locally emailed the company to offer to help with the translation. He was refused pretty blunty to begin with, but when he got in touch with them again, they said they would accept his offer. Since that, he's heard nothing. If you think that a festival which makes so much money out of the beauty of Pen Llŷn should spend a few pence on translating their website (or even just accept a volunteer's offers!), you can email Wakestock at:




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COMMUNITY GROUP AIMS TO REGENERATE CARDIGAN TOWN CENTRE




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SAINSBURYS STILL SEEM TO THINK THAT WELSH DOESN'T EXIST


Sainsburys are currently leafleting people in the Llanbedr Pont Steffan (Lampeter) area to promote a new store that will be opening there. Despite plenty of previous occasions when they have been told that using Welsh is polite in communities where a lot of people speak Welsh, the leaflets don't have a word of Welsh. Peter Evans has already emailed them to draw their attention to this, and to ask what their policies will be regarding employing local staff and using Welsh in the new store. If you'd like to ask them the same questions, and increase the chance they might take it seriously, you can email:




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THREAT TO THE FUTURE OF HEDD WYN'S HOME


The Lottery Heritage Fund and CADW have refused an appeal for funds to help keep the home of Hedd Wyn, one of the most famous of all Welsh chaired bards, open to visitors. The sums required are tiny compared to what they give to heritage sites in England.I f you would like to sign the petition calling on them to fund the appeal, please go to:




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NEW WEBSITE AND 2010 EISTEDDFOD


Thank you to everyone who has offered to help test our new website, or to lend a hand in the Eisteddfod.We'll be getting in touch with you over the course of the next fortnight. In the meantime, if anyone else would like to help with either, we'd be glad to hear from you.


Cofion cynnes,


Aran


on behalf of Cymuned's Executive Committee

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Dewi Sant told us to "Do the little things."To see what he had in mind, have a quick look at:




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Are you a dreamer or a doer? Cymuned can't survive without YOUR help.Have a look at:


www.cymuned.net/ymlaen/ourfuture to hear how to make things change.


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