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Wednesday, 22 February 2006
Opposite the Post Office

public telephone

Also opposite the Capel-y-Ffin Post Office is the conveniently located public telephone booth, a short walk from the Youth Hostel.  This hostel has been under threat of closure for a number of years. The local MP, Kirsty WIlliams has supported the campaign to save the hostel:

The hostel requires an investment of �100,000 in order to update the facilities and ensure it remains commercially viable, but the Youth Hostel Association is unable to meet these costs alone.

Following a meeting with other interested parties, Ms Williams said: “Capel-y-Ffin youth hostel is an historic building set in the stunning landscape of the Black Mountains. It is vital that it remains open and continues to offer the thousands of tourists who stay each year the chance to enjoy the beautiful Brecon countryside”.

Ms Williams is calling on the Welsh Tourist Board and the National Assembly to provide grant assistance to help the building, which is the oldest youth hostel in Wales, remain open.

Notes: 4,507 people stayed overnight at Capel-y-Ffin in 2004. The �100,000 would be used to create small rooms, increase the shower ratio, and provide better dining facilities at the hostel. Further investment would also enable an outbuilding to be converted into a classroom, which could be used to house the courses the hostel runs. These currently include rug making, dry stone walling and ‘Wine and Walking’ weekends”.

Posted by bigblue on 22/02/2006 at 10:02 PM
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