Menter Llŷn

Digital Communities

Menter Llŷn

Menter Llŷn is a social enterprise that focuses on community cohesion and regeneration in the nine electoral wards in the west of the county of Gwynedd known as Llŷn.

The organisation runs activities out of its centre on the high street in Nefyn, the main town on the North coast of the peninsula.

Outline of our Intervention

Digital Communities Wales works with Menter Llŷn on a number of levels.

Following the development of a Digital Inclusion Improvement Plan, Menter Llŷn has now got digital inclusion at the heart of its activities in the area.

One of the biggest uses of the computers is by people doing job search and research. Alongside the public access computers is a People’s Collection Wales digital scanning station where documents and photographs are digitised by local historians and the general public.

Gruffydd Williams, one of the directors at Menter Llŷn

The main intervention was the successful deployment of kit, provided as a legacy of Communities 2.0 – the predecessor project to Digital Communities Wales. The digital inclusion activities revolve around using this kit, which comprises four desktop computers and an inkjet printer that are located at the centre on the high street in Nefyn.

Digital Communities Wales assisted in developing the Digital Inclusion Improvement Plan for Menter Llŷn. This has led to students from Coleg Meirion Dwyfor volunteering and assisting with digital inclusion in the community.

Menter Llŷn has also recently signed up to the Welsh Digital Inclusion Charter. This commitment is something that has been embraced by the directors, staff and volunteers, as digital inclusion is placed at the heart of the community development activities and future plans.

Individual Impact

A local resident:
“I needed some help with trying to register an old tractor, which I had renovated, with the DVLA. The staff at Menter Llŷn printed out all the information I needed to re-register. It was a lot more complicated than just filling out a form for a car.
Because I don’t use computers, they helped me with making a copy of my driving licence and found someone to take pictures for the application.”

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