The Wales’s People’s Party candidate in the Tynant by-election has set out his vision for Tynant, Llantrisant, and the wider Taf Ely area.
Dzôn is a Freeman of Llantrisant and was baptised and confirmed at Llantrisant Parish Church. As Dzôn explains, he would like Tynant to play a significant role in the wider community. “The social entrepreneurship in Tynant, with residents getting together to reopen Beddau & Tynant Library and the Parc Mount Pleasant community centre is one I would build on with my community enterprise, Crocels,” he said. “I would like Beddau and Tynant to become the Learning Hub for Taf Ely, and with the opportunity for Bryncelynnog to be open in the evening, and the re-opening of the library, there is increased opportunity to provide facilities for people of all ages.”
Dzôn says that as a Freeman he would like a biannual festival to coincide with the Court Leets in May and October. “I would like the council, the Parish Church and the Freemen to hold the inauguration of the Chairman, the Summer Fete and the Court Leet in the same week,” he said. “If elected I would have connections with all these organisations, and could work with them all to put the Llantrisant community firmly on the tourism map.”
Dzôn says he also wants better coordination of shopping. “With all the pound and charity shops, and M&S outlet Pontypridd is the place to go for unique and rare products,” he said. “Talbot Green is now the place for the top brands and fashion, and I therefore think Llantrisant should be the place for arts and crafts, holding a regular market.“