The original concept for what was to be Cymuned, the Virtual Village Hall for Anglesey, came from the now retired Older People’s Strategy Coordinator for Anglesey Council, Brian Jones. To develop this idea of an online community hub for the area, a partnership was formed between Anglesey County Council, Age Cymru Gwynedd a Môn, and Medrwn Môn. Discussions started before the pandemic, but it was Covid-19 that highlighted how valuable community websites such as Cymuned can be for people experiencing isolation, or even for people who just want to be a bit more involved with others where they live.
The Cymuned website was officially launched at the end of 2021, and with that ‘Anglesey Virtual Village Hall’ came to life!
The development of the Cymuned website has united community hubs across Anglesey, allowing them to publicise their ongoings in one place online, and offers a blended approach to accessing local events, which seeks to cater to the varied needs of those who live on the Island.