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Cabinet recommended to approve Pembrokeshire hosting 2026 National Eisteddfod

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Pembrokeshire County Council Cabinet Members are being recommended to approve an offer to host the National Eisteddfod in 2026.

A site off the A487 at Llantood in the north of the County has been identified and meets many of the criteria required to host the event, a report before Members states.

The report to Cabinet on Thursday, July 11th says that 2026 marks the 850th anniversary of the Eisteddfod in the Dyffryn Teifi area.

The report adds: “There needs to be strong and committed partnership between the Local Authority, the National Eisteddfod and communities in order to ensure a successful desired outcome.

“There needs to be a strong focus on the local culture and heritage which aligns with the programme of administration including supporting economic development and regeneration alongside the Council’s commitment to contribute to the Welsh Government plans for a million Welsh speakers by 2050.”

As there is no specific funding earmarked for hosting the National Eisteddfod, a funding source will need to be identified, including the potential for attracting external sponsorship.

If Council funding is required, this could be possible from the events budget or reserves as a one-off, the report states.

Cabinet Members will be asked to formally approve the offer from the Welsh Local Government Association to host the National Eisteddfod.

Cabinet meets on Thursday, July 11th at 10am and will be webcast as normal.