New Group Propel held its first public meeting last Monday, following its launch last month. The event was held in Narberth, Pembrokeshire and was a real success.
There were a range of people in attendance. This included a lot of new people, some who were not members of Plaid Cymru and others who felt motivated to re-join Plaid Cymru.
It was really positive to see so many people coming together to discuss ways forward for their community and their nation. These are the foundations in which Propel is built upon. The Group is a grassroots movement that campaigns for individual, community and national sovereignty.
The event was chaired by Gretta Marshall who spoke of her enthusiasm of the new Group Propel. She also touched upon her recent experiences of learning Welsh. She is a proud Welsh learner and wants Welsh culture to be celebrated and more widely promoted.
Local activists referenced housing as a particular issue in Pembrokeshire. Others were unhappy with the lack of public consultation in Welsh affairs. They talked about wanting the Welsh Government to connect more with people in Wales. This was evident with the campaign set-up to voice concerns of the potential closure of Withybush A&E.