Neath Port Talbot green gems video competition extended

Tue 24 Aug 2021

Green space

Young people in Neath Port Talbot have time to bag themselves an end-of-summer treat as a competition to win a meal at their choice of restaurant in the county is extended.

As part of Community Housing Mutual Tai Tarian’s #MyPlaceMySpace competition, 16-24 year-olds in the Neath Port Talbot area can share a short video about a local space that means a lot to them.

The winner will get £50 to spend in the restaurant or café of their choice.

The deadline has been extended until 10th September and the organisers say competitors can buddy up to make their video and share the prize if they prefer.

Tai Tarian’s Deputy Chief Executive Claire Maimone, said:

“During the summer we saw Wales drop to Alert Level Zero meaning we could get back to spending time with our friends – which is key to the well-being of us all, and especially younger people.

“Meeting outside is still the safest option as we continue to ride out the pandemic, even more so for younger people who may still be waiting for their vaccination, and that’s where our local green spaces come into their own.

“We hope this video competition will give young people in our area the chance to share with everyone the places they turn to both during lockdown and whenever they want to get fresh air, exercise, meet friends or just take some time for themselves.”

Welsh TV presenter and naturalist Iolo Williams kicked off the campaign last month, naming Margam Park as his go-to green space in the county.

He said:

“It’s such a fantastic place. Brilliant for mind and body.”

Entries can be shared on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok. Just tag @TaiTarian and use the hashtag #MyPlaceMySpace. You can also email a video to

You can view the videos from James Hook, David Brayley, Jordan Bernarde, Leigh Jones and Iolo Williams on Tai Tarian’s YouTube channel -

Full details of the competition can be found here:

My Place My Space - Tai Tarian