Anglesey Labour Party is concerned that Anglesey County Council is considering closing a highly valued local service for people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.
Gerddi Haulfre in Llangoed has been providing an excellent service based around horticulture and woodlands for many years. It was established more than 30 years ago on the site of the old gardens at Haulfre, home at one time to the Chadwick family.
The walled garden is a pleasure to visit for all members of the public. Staff and volunteers support clients in physical and mental activities which give a great sense of purpose and achievement. A wide range of crops and plants are grown, including squash, pumpkins, beetroot, soft fruit, and pot and bedding plants.
This is yet another clumsy effort to centralise a service and to outsource the staffing, no doubt to a private provider which offers a cheaper service by the use of zero-hours contracts.
The Council is failing to protect high-quality jobs. It is also disrupting a service for no good reason. Gerddi Haulfre is an ideal place to meet the needs of some of our most vulnerable residents.
Let’s keep it open!