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Ebenezer to Reopen in the Centre of Cefn Mawr

by Love Wrexham Magazine

We will be opening the Ebenezer again in the centre of Cefn Mawr on the 1st of May 2024, much as we did last year. The hub’s main focus will be as a climate crisis mitigation centre, art gallery and visitor hub for our community, The Cefn, at the centre of the Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site.

Our main intention is to put the community on the tourist map, something which has been sadly lacking since the UNESCO Inscription in 2009. In doing so, we will encourage a very practical application of sustainable tourism development that will help with the climate crisis. The aqueduct is known for the short stay time of visitors before they drive off elsewhere.

Unfortunately, this adds CO2 emissions, and with over 500,000 people visiting the aqueduct, it creates a very considerable amount of unnecessary greenhouse gas. Therefore, by encouraging people to stay longer and explore the local area, they stay out of their cars for longer and thereby reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This step is fundamental for us to tackle the climate crisis while also tackling our other problems.

inside the Ebenezer in Cefn Mawr

Opportunity for Local Artists and Artisans

Cefn Mawr, which sits in the middle of the Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site, was rated in 2023 as one of the poorest areas in North Wales by the National Statistics Office for Wales. Therefore, we intend to do something about this as well, and in our case, with very high visitor numbers to the aqueduct, sustainable tourism development is the answer. This, in turn, provides much opportunity for local artists and artisans.

There is excellent display space in a fine building, one of the best we have seen. Local artists can contact us for display space and exhibition dates. We would like to show your work to the world. We also intend to run a continuous program for the summer and make space available for the presentation of climate crisis mitigation measures, such as some of the good work done by our bin companies.

Environmental groups can also display their work and make people aware of what is happening in our world today. So please get in touch with us and help us make a real difference to our environment. This is practical action and not just waffle and greenwashing that we have already seen too much of. Please contact us through our website here, or email pkcgroup@hotmail.co.uk.

Special thanks to David Metcalfe for providing us with this article. To keep up to date with the community, click here.

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