New Look for Tai Tarian’s Community Challenge

Fri 25 May 2018

Community Challenge

Tai Tarian’s Community Challenge is back, and this year is taking on a new-look, with projects being undertaken that will benefit the whole community.

The challenge normally sees free building or maintenance work carried out in schools, community halls or churches across Neath Port Talbot.  However, from this year on, the challenge will see Tai Tarian work with the community to set up volunteer groups and work with them on a project that will enhance their local area.

The first of the new-look challenges will take place in Croeserw, currently the location of some major external refurbishment work to Tai Tarian properties.

Amy Hines, Tenant Empowerment Assistant at Tai Tarian is co-ordinating the project.  She said:
“We know how much of a difference our Community Challenge can make, so we have decided we could have a bigger impact getting the community involved from the very start. Local residents will help identify land and volunteers and help shape the projects going forward. 

“The first challenge will take place in Croeserw and we are holding an event asking residents to get involved. We are now inviting people to come forward and be part of a group that will come up with ideas and take forward plans to improve their community.  Ideas could include a wildlife garden, play area or simply the development of a relaxing outdoor space.”

An information session has been arranged at the Croeserw Community Enterprise Centre on Wednesday 30th May, between 11am and 2pm where the public can find out how they can get involved and make suggestions about what they would like to see done.

As well as giving their thoughts on the Community Challenge, visitors to the family friendly session will be able to enjoy some arts and crafts, plant some wildflower seeds and even help to build a bee hotel.

The Community Challenge will work with local contractors who are committed to improving the communities they work in and BugLife, an organisation devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates.  Other external partners include South West Wales Fire Service, NPT Recycle4NPT, NPTCBC Countryside and Wildlife team.

For more information on the Community Challenge please contact Tai Tarian on 01639 508455 or email