Mr Thomas will give the address at the conference reception at the Cliff Hotel, Gwbert on Sea, Ceredigion for almost 100 delegates. The APT facilitates the work of building preservation trusts in Wales and the wider UK in restoring and preserving neglected historic buildings and facilitating community-led regeneration. This year’s conference is hosted by Cytal-APT, the Welsh branch of the Association. The theme of the conference, entitled ‘Risky Business’, centres around minimising, managing and taking risks in the development of such projects.
Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM said
I was delighted to accept this invitation from the UK APT to speak at its annual national conference. The Association does important work in supporting and facilitating the rescue and repair of historic buildings in Wales and the wider UK and particularly, the work done here in Wales by Cytal-APT’s Welsh development officer is invaluable. The theme of the conference is a timely reminder of the risks that all building preservation trusts face in the development of their projects and this event will stimulate discussion around these issues and provide an opportunity for trusts to find solutions to their individual problems.
Peter White, Chairman of Cytal-APT, said
Cytal-APT is pleased to be hosting this year’s UK APT conference here in Wales. The delegates have had an opportunity to visit the castle and the town which hopefully gave good glimpse of Welsh historic buildings and significance to this small town. Cardigan is a good example of regeneration through historic building conservation under the Townscape Heritage Initiative.
Notes to Editors:
• Cadw is the Welsh Assembly Government's historic environment service. Its aim is to promote the conservation and appreciation of Wales' historic environment.
• The UK Association of Preservation Trusts (APT) facilitates the work of building preservation trusts both in Wales and UK wide. Building preservation trusts are charities which aim to preserve and restore neglected or redundant historic buildings for the benefit of the public. The APT has a dedicated Wales development officer, part funded by the Assembly Government via cadw. The development officer works with established Buildings Preservation Trusts, assists new groups in forming BPTS and mentors on all aspects of BPT work. There are currently 29 BPTs active in Wales.
19 October 2007