Menter Bro Ddyfi, or Machynlleth Telecentre, was established in 1993 with funding from the Development Board for Rural Wales and Powys County Council and through a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) bid called the Telecentre Development Project. It is located at Ysgol Bro Ddyfi (Machynlleth High School) and is a shared resource with the school.

Catrin Wynn Davies, who is the Menter Powys Development Officer in the Dyfi Valley area, runs the telecentre on a day to day basis along with her other duties of developing and assisting community projects.

Since the main computer room is a shared facility there are some hours which are not open to the public, these change so it is always best to phone beforehand and check. The telecentre does run drop in sessions where anyone is welcome to come in and use the facilities. A successful range of computer classes are also run at Menter Bro Ddyfi, from ‘Computers for Absolute Beginners’ to ‘Integrated Business Technology 2’. An adult education booklet that list all the classes available is produced for the start of the school year in September. Phone Catrin on the number below to book your copy.

There are a wide range of services available to the public at Menter Bro Ddyfi. As well as using the computers for office tasks such as word processing, databases and spreadsheets you can design posters using a desk top publishing package, even use your own photographs by using the scanner. The INTERNET and e-mail facilities are becoming more and more popular. Now you can send messages to your friends and relatives abroad in an instant, for a price that is cheaper than a second class stamp!

The possibilities are endless at Menter Bro Ddyfi, now you’ve had a quick taste of what’s on offer come down and have a look for yourself. Give Catrin a call and arrange a time to find out where you could go using Menter Bro Ddyfi.


Menter Bro Ddyfi,
Ysgol Bro Ddyfi,
Powys, SY20 8DR

Tel/Fax: 01654 703911.

Updated 23 June 1998