CHANGE is on the menu at a popular community hub.
Since opening its doors in 2019, the historical Grade II listed hub Y Shed in Meliden, near Prestatyn, has been a hit with locals and visitors from further afield.
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Y Shed continued to buck the trend and last year welcomed an average of 70,000 visitors through its doors. At the heart of the building – an old railway goods shed, funeral parlour and warehouse - is a cafe which has become a go-to-venue for visitors. But after three years and a pandemic, current cafe operator, Rachel Roberts, wishes to have some more free time, opening the door for new people to take over.
Charitable housing association, Grŵp Cynefin, which runs Y Shed, said this was an amazing opportunity for an individual or business who could take the cafe to the next level.
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Meliden's Y Shed – a community hub which provides space for up-and-coming businesses, artists, and crafters – had been open for just a few months when the Coronavirus pandemic forced it to temporarily close.
The converted old railway building, home to independent businesses, a shop, and café attracted thousands of visitors in its first few months.
The enforced closure was a blow for all at Y Shed, a project championed by charitable housing association Grŵp Cynefin and Meliden Residents Action group.
Meliden’s Y Shed project had been open for just nine months when the country went into lockdown.
The Grade II listed building, which had undergone a £1.2 million revamp after standing empty for years, is home to a café and four start-up businesses. All were forced to close, impacting the businesses, the project, and the community surrounding Y Shed.
Spearheaded by charitable housing association Grŵp Cynefin and Meliden Residents Action group, Y Shed had become a valuable part of village life.
Spearheaded by charitable housing association Grŵp Cynefin and Meliden Residents Action group, a former goods shed on the Prestatyn to Dyserth walkway has been redeveloped as a community hub.
In its heyday, Meliden’s goods shed was a key stopping place on the old railway line which served both the mining and tourist trades. Now, after a four-year project, the Grade II listed building is a space for up-and-coming businesses and artists and crafters. It also has an onsite café, heritage and meeting room.
In its heyday, Meliden’s goods shed was a key stopping place on the Dyserth to Prestatyn railway line serving both the mining and tourist trades. The shed, on the Dyserth and Prestatyn walkway, eventually closed in 1957 and reopened briefly over the years, notably as an undertaker and a taxi rank.
But now it has been brought back to life, putting the Grade II building firmly back into the heart of the village community.
Spearheaded by charitable housing association Grŵp Cynefin and Meliden Residents Action group, the building now provides opportunities for up-and-coming businesses, artists and crafters.
A VILLAGE community will take a step back in time in a bid to preserve its history for future generations.
Charitable housing association Grŵp Cynefin is on the lookout for people to join a new film project which will bring the history of the village of Meliden, Prestatyn, to life.
The project comes on the back of the planned £1.4 million revamp of the village’s former railway building, now called Y Shed.
A project spearheaded by charitable housing association Grŵp Cynefin and Meliden Residents’ Action Group, Y Shed will see a derelict, railway goods shed in Meliden, Prestatyn, transformed into a community asset.
The project, which has been granted Lottery funding, involves turning the empty building into a hub for the local community, offering volunteering, enterprise, employment and learning opportunities within a building that is contemporary whilst keeping its original features.
Builders working on the former Meliden goods shed on the Prestatyn to Dyserth walkway got more than they bargained for when they began taking up the old floor. Hidden underneath were perfectly preserved old glass drinking bottles.
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BUILDING work has started on a new £1.2 community hub and tourist attraction in a North Wales village.
Over the next 12 months, an abandoned goods’ shed on the old railway line at Meliden, near Prestatyn, will undergo a 21st-century transformation.
Charitable housing association Grŵp Cynefin and Meliden Residents’ Action Group are behind the revamp of the Grade II listed building on the Prestatyn to Dyserth walkway.
PLANS for the £1.2 million transformation of a rundown railway shed have been given the go-ahead.
The Grade II listed Meliden Goods Shed on the walkway between Prestatyn and Dyserth is a step closer to being transformed into a community hub with a café, heritage centre, cycling facility, allotments and space for artists.
A FUNDRAISING appeal has been launched to help raise the roof of a run-down railway shed.
Plans are in the pipeline to transform the Grade II listed Meliden Goods Shed on the walkway between Prestatyn and Dyserth into a community hub with a café, heritage centre, cycling facility, allotments and space for artists.
Information coming soon....
Phone: 01745 855859
Address: Y Shed, Pen y Maes, Meliden, Prestatyn, Ll19 8PY
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Caffi @ Y Shed:
Grŵp Cynefin Community Initiatives Team
Phone: 0300 111 2122