Lauren Hill, HWB Coordinator
Lauren coordinates the work of the HWB in Penrhyndeudraeth and the surrounding area, which includes the villages of Croesor, Llanfrothen, Minffordd and Rhyd. Her day to day work includes organising activities for the adult social prescribing programme - Dod yn ol at dy Goed, Cynefin a Chymuned i Blant for primary school children and coordinating and planning Sgwrs. Lauren has been with the project since 2020. Originally from Penrhyndeudraeth, Lauren now lives in Llanfrothen.
Tanya Woolway, Energy Warden
Tanya is Y Dref Werdd's Energy Warden since 2022. She is ready to provide advice and support to reduce energy use, help with energy bills or debts, explain bills and tariffs, install energy saving measures such as LED bulbs and draft prevention materials and give support with grants. Tanya grew up in Blaenau and still lives in the heart of the community to this day.
Megan Elin Griffiths, Educational Project Worker
Meg started as an Environmental Assistant with us in 2022, and is now working as our Educational Project Worker. Her role is to visit schools in the Ffestiniog area to teach and inspire kids about the environment. Meg is also responsible for the Casglu a Chysylltu group which holds litter picking events in the local area with volunteers. Originally from Croesor, and is still living there today.
Wil Gritten Skyline Project Manager
Wil is responsible for the Skyline project including establishing a traditional skills centre, the community log bank, growing and distributing fruit and vegetables locally. Wil is one of the most recent members of staff on the project joining us in 2022. Originally from Croesor, Wil continues to live there today.
Rhian Williams, Wellbeing Project Worker
Rhian is one of the first faces you see when you arrive at our Drop-in Centre. Rhian's job is to provide support and advice to members of the community which includes advice with benefits, energy, supporting the local food bank, and much more. Rhian joined the team in 2019 and there's not much she can't do! Originally from Carmarthenshire and now living in Blaenau Ffestiniog with her family.
Non Roberts, HWB Coordinator
Non is our coordinator in the Bro Ffestiniog area, she has worked with Y Dref Werdd since 2015. Non's day to day work includes orginising activities for the adult social prescribing, Dod yn ol at dy Goed, Cynefin a Chymuned for primary school children and coordinating and planning Sgwrs. Non lives in Blaenau Ffestiniog, where she originally comes from.
Marged Eardley, Wellbeing Project Worker
Marged, a new member of staff since July 2022 and co-works with Rhian in the drop-in centre in town. Her role is to provide help and support on a range of enquiries. Marged also supports our other projects within Y Dref Werdd from Cynefin a Chymuned i blant to our environmental work. Originally from Croesor, Marged has worked in the Ffestiniog area for the last 11 years.
Megan Thorman, Environmental Project Worker
Megan joined the team in 2019 at the start of the 4 year project funded by the community lottery fund. Megan is our environmental worker who is responsible for developing a program to control invasive species/plants, developing green spaces, planting trees and running environmental sessions with groups and schools in Bro Ffestiniog. Meg is originally from Blaenau and continues to live here today.
Emma Ody, Coordinator of Repair Cafes and Community Cars
Emma is responsible for establishing both of our Blaenau and Penrhyndeudraeth repair cafe's. In addition, Emma is responsible for coordinating our electric community cars available for public hire and also joined the team in 2022. Originally from Shrewsbury, Emma is now settled in Criccieth.
Hefin Hamer, Community Craftsman
Hefin has been working with Y Dref Werdd since 2020, helping with all aspects of the project from Rhodedendron control to leading bushcraft and nature sessions. Most recently Hef has been working with Wil building the traditional skill centre (Celtic roundhouse) and the log bank. Hef was born and bred in Blaenau Ffestiniog and works tirelessly to support his community.
Gwydion Ap Wynn, Project Manager
Gwydion has been managing Y Dref Werdd since 2015 and is responsible for the running of the company as a whole. This entails managing the staff and their projects, the company's financial matters and is also accountable to the board of directors on a regular basis. Gwydion is originally from Croesor and lives in the Llecheiddior area near Garndolbenmaen.