THE Arfon MS has hailed the work carried out a Gwynedd social enterprise following a visit to their centre in Caernarfon.

Siân Gwenllian MS was full of praise for Beics Antur, a Gwynedd project providing employment and training for people with learning disabilities.

Beics Antur has a hub in Porth yr Aur, in the centre of Caernarfon, which converts ordinary bikes into e-bikes.

It’s also a place for the public to hire bikes, as well as giving members of Antur Waunfawr an opportunity to make use of them.

The Beics Antur Health and Wellbeing Centre is a two-storey building containing a workshop and shop, as well as a wellbeing room; a multi-use studio available for public hire.

The MS said: “It is great to have such a multi-purpose resource within the town of Caernarfon.

“The hub not only reacts to the need to think creatively about the challenges thrown at us by climate change, but the multi-sensory elements included in the wellbeing room will be a valuable resource for individuals with severe disabilities or sensory impairments.

“Antur Waunfawr now employs over 100 staff and supports over 65 adults with learning disabilities. The work they do locally is transformative, and the opportunities they provide are life-changing.

“The sustainable work that they do with the Beics Antur specifically is very forward-thinking.

“I have recently visited the Dyffryn Gwyrdd project in Dyffryn Ogwen, a Bangor arts centre’s open day, Menter Ty’n Llan in Llandwrog and Maes Ni community group in Maesgeirchen, just to name a few.

“It’s inspiring to see Arfon bustling with dynamic people, community enterprises, and creative energy, all offering new ideas to tackle the many challenges we face today.

“I would urge people to support Beics Antur as we endeavour to find eco-friendly ways to reuse and modify.”