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Webinar: Going local: how coronavirus could transform places

June 17th 2020

The direction to work from home and avoid non-essential travel is highlighting the importance of ‘local’ and could bring new opportunities to many places. What could and should be done to grasp the potential?

Date:  8th July 2020
Time: 3pm

Keynote speaker

Tony Armstrong, CEO of Locality

Tony has led Locality since 2014. He has a background in supporting communities to have more say over their local areas in the third sector and the public sector.

He previously led the national charity Living Streets and served as a civil servant for nine years , holding a number of senior policy adviser roles in Government, including work on neighbourhood regeneration and renewal and health improvement


Ceri Cunnington, Development Officer,  Cwmni Bro Ffestiniog

Ceri works on developing the vision for the Cwmni Bro Ffestiniog, to promote cooperation between community enterprises and businesses in the Bro Ffestiniog area who between them employ over 150 local people and contribute over £1.5milion in local wages annually.

In 2007 he founded  the social enterprise Antur Stiniog which established local mountain bike trails and outdoor activities. He is a volunteer director on a number of Social Enterprise such as Y Dref Werdd, Ynni Cymunedol Twrog, DOLAN and Antur Stiniog where he still plays an active role.


Sarah Lloyd-Jones, Director of the People and Work Unit

Established in 1984, the People and Work Unit  works to promote the value of education and learning as a tool for tackling inequalities and promoting employment, through community based action research projects.

Sarah has over twenty-five years experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methods and data analysis and has been the principal researcher and consultant on many of the Unit’s studies. She is also a founding director of Lles Cymru – Wellbeing Wales and its Chair and chairs its research and evaluation group.

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What is it about

The restrictions on everyday life are transforming how people live, work and shop. Queues of traffic on the A470 and A55 have all but disappeared, while local independent food shops have seen a big increase in trade. Many people are now ‘living local’. The environmental benefits and impacts on some traders are obvious.

But will these changes stick? And if so what can be done to regenerate communities.

Join this webinar to explore how ‘going local’ might be the future for Wales.

Why you should participate

By participating you will find out more about the prospects for local regeneration in post-covid times.

How to get involved

Attendance is free but you must register in advance by clicking the button below.  We welcome questions in advance as well as questions during the webinar, although we do not promise to be able to include every one.

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