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Pembrokeshire National Park Authority Backs St Davids’ 2021 City of Culture Bid


Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority Members have agreed a package to support the bid for St Davids and the Hundred of Dewisland to be named the UK City of Culture in 2021.

The bid, which is being led by Pembrokeshire County Council and St Davids City Council alongside a partnership of organisations and businesses, was formally launched earlier this month.

At a meeting on Wednesday 29 March, Members agreed to endorse the Authority’s formal role as a key partner in the bid and also approved a package of financial support and in-kind contributions worth £15,000 for the first stage of the bidding process, with a contribution of more than £500,000 if the bid is successful.

St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire, Wales, Great Britain.

National Park Authority Chief Executive, Tegryn Jones said:

“This bid represents a significant opportunity to showcase the cultural diversity of North West Pembrokeshire and the National Park to the rest of the UK and to the world.

“The National Park and the work of the Authority have a pivotal role to play in the success of the bid and the associated benefits that the successful bid would bring to businesses and communities across Pembrokeshire should not be underestimated.”

The Pembrokeshire bid is one of eleven from across the United Kingdom with seven from England, two from Scotland and one other from Wales.

The Stage I application must be submitted to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport by 28 April 2017. Shortlisted applicants will need to submit a full and final bid by 29 September 2017 and the winner will be announced in December 2017.

For the latest updates and for further details on how you can get involved in the project, follow the bid’s official social media accounts @StDavids2021 on Twitter and on Facebook via