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Tafarn Sinc community pub seeks permission to keep disabled access walkway

A retrospective application has been submitted to national park planners by Cymdeithas Tafarn Sinc, which owns the Tafarn Sinc community pub in Rosebush (Pic: Google Street View)

A PEMBROKESHIRE community pub, which earned the support of a Hollywood star, is asking national park planners to allow it to keep a disabled access walkway and restored platform used for performances by local choirs.

In a retrospective application submitted to Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Cymdeithas Tafarn Sinc seeks permission to retain works at the Tafarn Sinc community pub in Rosebush.

In its submission, the community group says: “An existing platform adjacent to the pub has been restored and slightly expanded; with a new access walkway installed.

“The walkway was added for Health and Safety reasons and allows both able bodied and disabled people to safely access the platform.

The platform is used for a variety of activities, such as performances by local choirs.

“The platform was formerly railway platform on a small branch line, and has been restored to look as it did when it was operational.”

The works were undertaken in 2022, the application says.

Tafarn Sinc had been in danger of closing when the old landlord and landlady retired back in 2017 but a huge fund-raising effort that attracted worldwide interest – including support from Hollywood star Rhys Ifans – meant it is now owned and run by the local community.

Campaigners raised a staggering £325,000 in little more than three months to buy the pub and keep it open and at the heart of community life.

Other public figures like Huw Edwards, Jamie Owen, Dewi Pws, Dafydd Hywel and ‘Heno’ presenter Mari Grug gave their support, with £200 shares bought by people from all over the world.

The application will be considered by national park planners at a later date.

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