Ffiws Makerspace network expands to Anglesey

Ffiws Makerspace network expands to Anglesey

Ffiws spreads across Anglesey bringing the high street to life and giving people the opportunity to create, fix and grow.

Menter Môn has worked with partners to establish new creative spaces on Anglesey to provide opportunities for locals.

Ffiws makerspaces have now been established in three towns on the island, including Amlwch and Holyhead, with a third site opening in the coming weeks in Llangefni.

These spaces are collaborative workspaces for creating, learning, exploring and sharing ideas, which use a multitude of technological tools. The type of technology available in the spaces includes 3D printers, laser cutters, 3D scanners, sewing machines and computers, which will also showcase new technology and aim to grow a community of makers across the county.

Dafydd Gruffydd, Managing Director of Menter Môn, said:

“Menter Môn is very proud to have been able to provide such exciting opportunities for three towns in Anglesey to create these spaces. We look forward to the benefits these spaces will provide for individuals, businesses and social enterprises to learn and understand new technologies, but also to have a positive impact on climate change through repair and reuse.

Holyhead Ffiws is the latest location to open in Anglesey, thanks to our partnership with Môn CF, the space is located in The Computer Geeks store on Stanley Street in the center of town.

Alun Roberts, Head of Business Development at Môn CF, said:

“Môn CF is extremely proud to have the opportunity to be part of the innovative Ffiws project led by Menter Môn. With so much emphasis on encouraging us all to recycle more and try to deal with old possessions – rather than throwing them away – it’s a golden time to introduce new resources to the community of Holyhead and surrounding areas.

With the new Ffiws space, it’s a great opportunity for local people to use the latest equipment to be able to repair goods or create unique items. There will also be an opportunity for new businesses to be able to establish and expand their businesses by creating new products through access to machinery and technology.

In the coming weeks, a third Ffiws space will open on the High Street in Llangefni thanks to our partnership with Mencap Môn.

Martin Gallagher, Mencap Mon said:

“Mencap Môn is very happy to have Ffiws in our new hub for people with disabilities. By working with Menter Môn, we are better placed to provide opportunities not only to our members, but also to potential new members with disabilities, by providing access to tools and technology, and to encourage creativity and learning new skills.

The Ffiws spaces were funded by Menter Môn and Anglesey County Council through the Welsh Government’s Circular Economy and North Anglesey Regeneration Fund.

For more information or to book a session at one of the sites, contact [email protected]

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