About CLA Cymru

Representing around 3,000 members in Wales, our goals are to shape the future of Welsh agriculture, promote regeneration of the rural economy, improve the Welsh planning system, influence the Senedd elections and much more.
Landscape Brecon Beacons
Upland and lowland, pasture, forestry and river valley in the Brecon Beacons

CLA Cymru provides services and rural representation for members with farming, land and business interests throughout Wales.

Contact us

You can call us on: 01547 317085.

You can email us to: wales@cla.org.uk

The team is working at home until further notice, but our address is:-

CLA Cymru,

Orbit Business Centre,

Rhydycar Business Park,

Merthyr Tydfil,

CF48 1DL.

You can follow us on Twitter: @clawales

Serving members in Wales

Our members range from rural residents with an interest in land, how it is used and how it contributes to the community, to farmers and land managers with disparate business interests, estates of varying size and a diverse range of businesses which serve the rural community. Here in Wales agriculture is often seen hand-in-hand with tourism and hospitality businesses and business providing amenities. These members are supported by our Wales national team of staff. Our Polisi Cymru committee focuses on national policy and political issues affecting the membership. We have four regional branches, each of which is represented and served by a committee.

Campaigning

We campaign in Wales and within Welsh regions, on behalf of our members and the whole rural economy. We engage with the UK Government on reserved matters, the Welsh Government on the many devolved matters, and we also work local government. We work with peer and other stakeholder organisations in Wales and have representation in a range of organisations to safeguard our members' interests. When elections take place for Welsh members of the UK Parliament or for the Senedd, we campaign to ensure our messages are heard by candidates.

Help and advice

As devolution continues, more and more matters require special advice in Wales. Here most land-related matters are managed by the Welsh Government, Farming is to be supported and regulated by a Welsh scheme, the planning system, economic development policy, some taxes and an increasing body of law - are unique in Wales. Our knowledge of these areas enables us to advise members on a wide range of relevant issues. We can also call upon our team of experts in our headquarters. For help and advice on any matter, large or small, contact the team at the regional office. If we are unable to deal with the query we have a database of other experts with whom we can put you in touch.

Regional events

In normal times we arrange a series of events focused on interesting land-uses, innovation, special areas of interest or social events for our members to meet, network, learn and enjoy. Usually these included the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show and its spring and winter events, and also the key regional shows.

While we are operating under Welsh Government Covid-19 restrictions we have been managing a number of popular online events. These are advertised in our eNews and on the regional pages of the CLA's national Land & Business magazine.

Benefits

Members can access a range of exclusive benefits including our insurance offering, utilities, healthcare, discounted vehicles and offers from other members.

Our committees

Our Welsh national policy committee and our branch committee members are the "eyes and ears on the ground" for CLA Cymru, and form an important role in formulating national policy, ensuring views and concerns of members are taken into account. To find out who is on your branch committee click on your region of Wales below. Members who would like to take part in a committee may apply - or request to be an observer at a meeting. All members can, of course, take part in the Annual General Meeting of their respective branch committee.

While we have been operating under Welsh Government "lockdown" restrictions, these meetings have taken place online and have been very well attended owing to the elimination of time-consuming and costly travel and the ease by which attendees can take part. As Welsh government restrictions are eased, we will be returning to face-to-face meetings and events, but we will also take advantage of the new ways of working for everyone's benefit.

Polisi Cymru

Polisi Cymru is our committee which attends to national policy in Wales. Within its ambit are our approach to the devolved responsibilities of the Welsh Government and also the powers reserved to the Westminster and how they impact on Wales. The Committee is drawn from CLA Cymru members from all four of our branch regions.

Members of the Polisi Cymru committee:-

Chair: Rory McLaggan

Vice Chair: Iain Hill Trevor

Committee members:-

Angharad Owen

Ant Griffith

Anthony Geddes

Bernard Llewelyn

David T Lewis

Delyth Davies

Andrew Bronwin

Lord Jonathan Clive

Lloyd James

Mark Williams

Philip Hughes

Philip Thomas

Polly Reeve

Richard Jones-Perrott

Ross Murray

Tom Till

Victoria Bond

Walter Simon

Will Richards

Zoe Henderson

John Warburton-Lee

Rebecca Williams

Andrew Vaughan-Harries

Nick Park

North Wales Branch Committee

This committee represent the interests of members in Anglesey, Gwynedd, Caernarfonshire, Denbighshire and Flintshire.

The branch committee is your local voice.  It meets three times a year with membership comprising of individuals from across the rural spectrum.  Please feel free to contact your committee via CLA Cymru's Office Manager, (Ms) Chris Lang at wales@cla.org.uk or call 01547 317085 if you have any concerns you would like to be addressed, or you would like to become more involved.  

Your Committee

Honorary Life President  Richard T. Williams-Bulkeley

President  Will Richards

Chair  Angharad Owen

Vice Chair John Warburton-Lee

Members

Iain Hill Trevor

Sandy Archdale

Cdr John Bradshaw

Harry Fetherstonhaugh

Antony Griffith

Anthony Hall

Zoe Henderson

Sir Mark Hudson

Bethan Jones

Elis Jones

Euan McAlpine

Tim Rosselli

Sir James Vernon Bt

Edward Wardle

Richard (Dicky) Williams

Richard Hugh Williams-Bulkeley

Lord Owain Langford

Sir Richard T. Williams-Bulkeley

Rupert Greenwell

Meirionnydd & Montgomeryshire Branch Committee

This committee represents members in these two large and very important rural counties of Wales.

The branch committee is your local voice.  It meets three times a year with membership comprising of individuals from across the rural spectrum.  Please feel free to contact your committee via CLA Cymru's Office Manager, (Ms) Chris Lang at wales@cla.org.uk or call 01547 317085 if you have any concerns you would like to be addressed, or you would like to become more involved.  

Your Committee

Presidents  Andrew Richards and Trevor Trevor

Chair  Richard Jones-Perrott

Vice Chair Mark Williams

Members

Edward Chapman

Sandy Chapple-Gill

David Jones

Lord Jonathan Clive

Fred Hickish

David Jones

David Maurice Jones

Richard Price Rhiwlas

Colin Roberts

Chris Robson

Tim Sharratt

Chris Sheppard

Frances Steer

Tom Till

David Trant

James Turner

Jonathan Wilkinson

Dyfed Branch Committee

This committee represents members with business interests in the Welsh counties of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion.

The branch committee is your local voice.  It meets three times a year with membership comprising of individuals from across the rural spectrum.  Please feel free to contact your committee via CLA Cymru's Office Manager, (Ms) Chris Lang at wales@cla.org.uk or call 01547 317085 if you have any concerns you would like to be addressed, or you would like to become more involved.    

Your Committee 

President  David Lewis

Chair Lloyd James

Members

Delyth Davies

David Davies

Stephen Griffiths

Edward Harris

Hugh Harrison-Allen

Alice Lampard

Bernard Llewelyn

Walter Simon

Andrew Vaughan-Harries

Dai Jones

South East Wales Branch Committee

This committee area covers the historic counties of Monmouthshire, Glamorgan, Brecknockshire and Radnorshire.    

The Branch Committee is your local voice.  It meets three times a year with membership comprising of individuals from across the rural spectrum.  Please feel free to contact your committee via CLA Cymru's Office Manager, (Ms) Chris Lang at wales@cla.org.uk or call 01547 317085 if you have any concerns you would like addressed, or you would like to become more involved.    

Your Committee

President  Andrew Bronwin

Chair  Polly Reeve

Members

Jonathan Arter

Rachel Chapel

Johnny Homfray

Tom Homfray

Tom Jones

Richard Knight

Tim Lee

Victoria Bond

Anthony Geddes

Rory McLaggan

Alex Madden

Ross Murray

Nick Park

David Powell

Gavin Reeve

Philip Thomas

Tony G Thomas

Neville Waters

Caroline Wilson

Rhodri Traherne (Honorary Member)

Become a member

There has never been a more important time to benefit from being a member of the CLA: if you are not already part of our organisation contact the regional office on 01547 317085 or email us to find out more.