Saturday, 30th March, 2013.

A Step Towards Independence

     Looks like Plaid Cymru – The Party of Wales – is about to attempt unilateral independence for a chunk of our land.

Sir Fon – Anglesey – is the target for the attempt.   And Plaid is asking every one of its Members for help in the project.

The plan is to make Sir Fon a place where all the elected representatives – Community Councils, County Council, AMs and MPs – will all be Plaid Cymru people.   Knowing Sir Fon, I believe that plan could possibly work.   The island is a stronghold, still, of the Welsh language, and the thin strip of water separating it from the mainland really means something to locals.

Perhaps, when the plan is fulfilled, Plaid will suggest demolishing the bridges which hold the island to mainland and let it float away and become independent.

A Surge Of Hope

     It was not a happy day when a hundred and seventy jobs were lost due to the closure of Dolgarrog Aluminium up in the ConwayValley.   Losing one’s job for reasons which one cannot control is a demoralising thing.

Now, there is new hope for the area.   The site of Dolgarrog Aluminium will, hopefully, be used to create a surf-centre.

To do this, artificial waves will be created in a large lake.   That means that surfers won’t have to hang around wondering if there’ll be a big enough wave to use for their sport.

In turn, the project will create jobs and attract many more visitors to the area.   And that must be good for the economy and for putting smiles on local faces.

Ecological Sense

     Cleverclogs researchers in Bangor and AberystwythUniversities have come up with an interesting idea to help the planet:  they can make food-packaging out of rye-grass.

That means that, instead of using plastics – which are ecologically harmful to produce – there’ll be a readily renewable source of materials for the packaging.

Already, Waitrose – a firm partnering the project – is considering using the new material.   Good for them!

So Wales leads in a new way to help Mother Earth!

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About Archie Lowe

Though not born in Wales, I have lived and worked here for many years now. I love the place and love that mercurial thing "Welshness". I have been accused of being "a Taffophile" - which is pretty near the truth. The question I ask whenever some idea comes up for the whole of the UK is: "What's in it for Wales". I believe in an independent Wales and am so pleased that our Assembly is a big step on that road.
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