Over two weeks in April the Snap Shop on Middleton Street, Llandrindod Wells was given a temporary makeover.

People from all over the town were invited to come in, share a cuppa and give their views on what they love, what they think can be improved and how they feel about the town’s natural spaces.

The ‘Talking Shop’, open for six days between the April 13 and 22, welcomed more than 200 people who brought a vast array of thoughts, ideas and comments about the town.

Talking Shop - Llandrindod Wells (one time use)
The information gathered from the 'Talking Shop' event will be used to inform the future work of the Nextdoor Nature team at Radnorshire Wildlife Trust (Silvia Cojocaru)

Jenny Mottershead, Community Organising Manager from Radnorshire Wildlife Trust said: “We were quite nervous at the beginning, unsure of how many people would come in and see us but we’ve been really heartened by the interactions we’ve had. People really value the town and its outdoor spaces and there’s been so many great ideas for the future.”

The information gathered will be used to inform the future work of the Nextdoor Nature team at RWT as well as being shared with Llandrindod Town Council, Powys County Council and relevant local organisations. All the people who showed interest in helping to make things happen will be contacted and the team will be looking at ways that they can build momentum and support positive change in the community.

Talking Shop - Llandrindod Wells (one time use)
Volunteers from Radnorshire Wildlife Trust engaged with visitors of all ages at the Snap Shop during the temporary makeover (Silvia Cojocaru)

Volunteer Joe said: “We’d like to thank the residents and visitors of Llandrindod for taking the time to pop in and chat to us. If anyone was unable to get to the shop whilst it was open please contact us by email - [email protected], phone/message 07508866297 or drop a note through the door of the Wildlife Trust shop at Warwick House, High Street, Llandrindod Wells.”

Radnorshire Wildlife Trust would like to thank everyone who helped with the shop, particularly our funders The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Powys Local Nature Partnership, Peoples Postcode Lottery and Llandrindod Town Council.

Anyone keen to find out more about Radnorshire Wildlife Trust and Nextdoor Nature can visit: https://www.rwtwales.org/our-projects/nextdoor-nature-radnorshire