The Old School at Dinas Cross was generously gifted to the people of Dinas Cross by the Barony of Kemaes, who, in the 19th Century, originally gave the land to the community of Dinas Cross to build a school. It is now administered by Trustees and run by an elected Management Committee. If you would like to, you may become a friend of Yr Hen Ysgol Dinas and make regular donations. Any proceeds are spent on the upkeep of the old school. Recent major developments include replacing flat roofs with pitched roofs, replacing ill-fitting windows, renovating damp walls and creating a rear access lobby. The building is now used to run a number of local activities, details of which are posted elsewhere on this site. The hall and it’s meeting rooms are also available for hire.
Building works take place at Yr Hen Ysgol from Monday 16th April to Friday 29th June, 2018
The small ‘Meeting Room’ will be closed off for the whole of this period as will the access from the small ‘Meeting Room’ into the Kitchen.
The builders will screen off the ‘Building Area’ at the eastern end of the Hallway and access for users through the main entrance will be unaffected.
The Main Hall, Front Room, Kitchen, Toilets and Store Room will be operating as normal and the builders will not be accessing any of these areas.
A small area of the car park next to the Main Entrance will be ‘screened off’ for building work and there will only be access to the back of the building by special arrangement with the builder.
We hope that the bookings will not be unduly affected by noise and disturbance during the building work.
We ask all groups to be flexible and supportive in our efforts to improve the building and facilities for all users’. Thank you for your cooperation.
Welsh Government Rural Community Development Fund
After an independent assessment, the tender to refurbish the Meeting Room and build a Heritage Display extension has been awarded to Andrew Griffiths of Property Refurb Builders. Work will commence on Monday April 16 and is due to be completed by the end of June.
Funding for this work has come from the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government. Match funding has come from the Friends of Yr Hen Ysgol, whose support has been invaluable.