20 Sep 2022
Llanbradach Green Space
Before the summer holidays, our Community Investment team held creative play sessions in the green space in Llys Cambria and Heol Beulha in Llanbradach. The group spoke about their connection to the green space and how they can use it more often as a community.
This summer, the team held two community sessions in the green space, with families coming together to play games, enjoy refreshments and chat. Children made bunting that was hung in the entrance points and enjoyed a football skills session from a coach at Llanbradach FC. The team is now working with local councillors, the community, Neighbourhood Officers and Celtic Horizons to improve the green space further for residents to enjoy.
Bryn Aber Community Picnics
In Bryn Aber, residents enjoyed a series of community picnics thanks to funding from Western Power Distribution’s Community Matters fund. The Community Investment team arranged for weekly picnics, bringing the community together to eat, share food and enjoy activities.
Residents decided on the menu each week, including things like fresh fruit skewers, home-made carrot cake, barbeque food and salads and sauces. There were games and activities like colouring and windowsill planting, as well as cake and bread baking kits to take home. In the final week, Scorchini’s pizza van came to surprise everyone with fresh stonebaked pizza.
Nant yr Aber river clean up
At the end of summer, some of our team joined Groundwork Wales, Caerphilly Volunteer Centre and Natural Resources Wales for a river clean-up in event in Nant yr Aber, Caerphilly.
The team collected an impressive 1020kg of rubbish from the rivers and riverbanks, filling two trucks full of rubbish. This was a fantastic community effort to keep our green spaces clean and safe for both wildlife and residents.
As the new academic term approached, our Working Families team worked in partnership with The Parent Network to hold a school uniform event at Van Community Centre in Caerphilly.
The event meant 20 families were able to access free, good-quality school uniform, saving each family around £31.
Find out more about how Working Families can support you here.