Community Hall Set to be Revamped Thanks to Community Challenge

Thu 19 May 2016

Community Hall Revamped Thanks to Community Challenge

As part of NPT Homes’ 2016 Community Challenge, contractors SERS and Egnida will join forces will the social housing provider to give Ystalyfera Community Hall a new lease of life.

Owned by the local community council, the hall is a real hub of activity for the village of Ystalyfera.

In recent years, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council have invested in the roof and heating system but the community hall is now in need of an internal makeover.

As a popular place for local community groups and events; the hall will benefit from a fitted kitchen including cooker, flooring and tiles, the interior doors will be replaced and the hall will be painted throughout. SERS and Egnida will be completing the project and have received kind donations from Rixon Way, Robert Price, Topps Tiles and IES. NPT Homes will offer a helping hand and dig out their paintbrushes to help with the re-decoration of the hall.

Ystalyfera Community Hall is one of eight community projects that will be transformed as part of NPT Homes’ Community Challenge.

The project begun in 2012 as a direct result of the community benefits that became part of all contracts drawn up by NPT Homes. As a result any business that works directly with the social housing provider must give something back to the community.

The partnership programme involves 12 of NPT Homes’ main contractors and suppliers, and will see projects from across the Neath Port Talbot Borough benefit from free building or maintenance work.

NPT Homes Tenant and Community Hall Volunteer, Helen Prothero, said:

“Ystalyfera Community Hall is a well used venue for local groups such as the pensioners association, the Welsh Ti a Fi nursery and the community library.

As part of the community council all local voluntary groups can use the hall for free and the makeover we will receive as part of NPT Homes’ Community Challenge will really help spruce up our facilities to benefit our community.”


Mark Thomas, Project Manager from Sers added:

“As a relatively new contractor with NPT Homes this is the first time we have been involved in the community challenge project, but something we are relishing.

We have worked in these communities to deliver WHQS for NPT Homes tenants so it’s really special that we can give back that little bit extra to enhance well used community facilities in Ystalyfera.”


Egnida CEO, Andrew Padmore added:

“We are delighted to be part of the Community Challenge project for the first time.

Community benefits are a big part of what we are about and our staff are always keen to give something back to the communities we work in.

We can’t wait to see how our partnership with Sers and NPT Homes helps transform the community hall.”