THE Cemaes Community Interest Company (CCIC) has announced it has secured funding to regenerate a landmark building based in the Anglesey village.

The CCIC say they are "delighted"to have secured Capel Bethlehem as a "sustainable community benefit" which will offer a 100-cover restaurant.

Michelle Humphreys, Cemaes CIC Chair, commented: “It has been a tough campaign that we had to dig very deep to win.

"However, with our passion to succeed and the incredible support of the Social Investment Cymru team at Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA), the Anglesey Charitable Trust, Cemaes based Cronfa Padrig Trust and the Capel Bethlehem Trustees we are taking our plans to create a new jewel in Anglesey’s crown a huge step forward.

"We had to take the extremely difficult decision to phase the project to secure the property title and convert the chapel buildings to create the 100-cover restaurant and self-catering holiday let first due to the challenging hold the uncertainty of Brexit placed over future community development funding in Wales.

"But, despite this, we have also secured a significant amount of funding to commence the building conversions as soon as possible in 2020 which was given a fantastic boost in 2019 when the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority doubled its award to £300,000 to support our ambitions to stimulate economic growth, create vital employment/training opportunities and contribute to the success of the North Anglesey Economic Regeneration Plan.”

The CCIC plans to lease the restaurant on an initial ten-year tenure to restauranteurs who place Welsh business, in season local produce and employee development and training at the heart of their ethos.

Interested businesses looking for a unique site being developed on two floors with a large seafront facing raised deck are invited to email to arrange a viewing and walk through the designs of the site.