Pembroke 21C exists to work closely with the whole community to provide a focus for activities that are open to all in order to encourage pride and community spirit in Pembroke in an environmentally and economically sustainable way.
Cutting the ribbon at the front door of Foundry House.
Left to right Mayor of Pembroke Dock, Cllr Andrew McNaughton; Gareth Jones, Chair of the Pembroke 21C Trustees; The Hon Robin Lewis, Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed; Mrs Simone Martin; Mayor of Pembroke, Cllr Aden Brinn; Simon Hart MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire.
Community celebrates their new community centre
The community of Pembroke celebrated the Grand Opening of Foundry House, their recently refurbished Community Centre on the Commons, in grand style over the weekend of 18th and 19th June.
The building was opened by Mrs Simone Martin, who was born in the original Foundry House, the eldest daughter of William and Roberta Burt (née Seabourne), and lived there until she was ten years old.
The Mayor of Pembroke, Cllr Aden Brinn thanked Mrs Martin and congratulated Pembroke 21C Community Association on their hard work to raise the funds that allowed the building to be purchased and refurbished for the community. Simon Hart MP spoke of how impressed he was with the success of the project.
The opening ceremony was also attended by The Honourable Robin Lewis OBE DL Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed, Thomas Lloyd OBE DL High Sherriff of Dyfed, and The Mayor of Pembroke Dock, Andrew McNaughton and Mrs Jane McNaughton.
The weekend events were made possible by the support of Chevron Pembroke Refinery and Pembrokeshire County Council.
Gareth Jones, Chair of Trustees of Pembroke 21C, said, “It was great to see the community coming together to celebrate. This is a wonderful achievement for this town which now has a modern community centre fit for its needs. We are now ready to take on the new challenges identified in the Pembroke 2020 consultation and the new community plan”.