Pembrokeshire Council backs St Davids City of Culture bid

Pembrokeshire Council has backed St Davids - the smallest city in the UK, plan to become the 2021 City of Culture.

The news comes after Pembrokeshire council's cabinet voted on 13 February to proceed with a bid for the title. The city houses around 2,000 people and is popular with tourists and pilgrims and famous for its cathedral which was home to the Patron Saint of Wales, St David.

A report to Dr Steven Jones, cabinet by director of development, recommended St Davids as: "A spiritual, historical and cultural centre of major significance in Wales…steeped in history and heritage with a remarkable asset base for its size, including for example a fine Cathedral, palace and a national gallery.”

Members have now begun consulting with stakeholders about putting together a formal application.

There are various stages to the bid, but a final decision on the host city is expected by December this year.

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