Blow for East Pit eisteddfod campaign
3:19pm Thursday 24th October 2013 in Ammanford news
CAMPAIGNERS hoping that an Amman Valley opencast site might become the permanent home of the National Eisteddfod have suffered a setback following the publication of a report looking at ways of modernising the annual festival.
A task and finish group, headed by Brynaman-born broadcaster Roy Noble, have concluded that the Eisteddfod should continue to travel to different parts of Wales each year.
They also recommend that the event should better reflect the area it is visiting while making use of fixed resources.
Only this week Plaid Cymru politicians wrote to First Minister Carwyn Jones suggesting that East Pit, near Gwaun cae Gurwen, could form the centrepiece of a 'cultural and economic hub' in the valley, leading to the creation of hundreds of jobs while also helping the decline of the Welsh language.
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