Community Challenge Set for Busiest Week Yet

Thu 20 Jul 2017

Resolven Community Centre

Tai Tarian's Community Challenge will step up a gear this week, with three projects set for completion.

During the course of the week, facilities at Resolven Community Centre, Brightstars Playgroup in Crynant and Ynysfach Primary School in Resolven will become the latest facilities to receive a makeover.

The work will see staff from the housing provider and its main contractors team up to deliver a new kitchen at Resolven Community Centre.  There’ll also be some new raised beds installed at Ynysfach Primary School by RT Contractors whilst Brightstars Playgroup will receive a fresh lick of paint courtesy of ASW Property Services.

Speaking ahead of their refurbishment, Cheryl Payne of Resolven Community Centre said: “We are delighted to be part of the Community Challenge for 2017.  The centre hosts local groups as well as holding parties and social occasions.  Improved kitchen facilities are vital if we are to continue to serve our community in this way.”

Contactor Mi-space will be working on the project.  Their Senior Project Manager, Simon Baldwin said:
“Having worked with Tai Tarian for the past six years and been involved in previous Community Challenges, we were eager to get involved again this year.  As a company we are always looking at ways to help the communities in which we work and this project does just that.

I know the staff who’ll be working on the refurbishment can’t wait to get started and are keen to show Resolven Community Centre and the local community the final result.”

The refurbishments are part of Tai Tarian's Community Challenge, a programme that will see a total of nine community projects given a makeover over the course of the summer.  The challenge is a joint partnership programme between the housing provider and its main contractors, which allows different community projects to benefit from free building or maintenance work. 

The community challenge will continue throughout the summer with Port Talbot Foodbank and Ysgol Hendrefelin in Bryncoch the next projects due to benefit.