NPT Homes’ Community Challenge Revamps Sandfields Methodist Church

Fri 24 Jun 2016

Sandfields Methodist Church

Sandfields Methodist Church has been given a makeover as part of NPT Homes’ Community Challenge initiative.


The church, situated on Western Avenue had its kitchen refurbished, including the installation of new cupboards, work surfaces, a sink and a cooker. NPT Homes staff will also help with painting, decorating, carpentry, plumbing and electrical work in order to bring the kitchen up to modern standards.


The church regularly welcomes numerous community groups such as toddler groups, drama groups and youth clubs as well as hosting church events throughout the year. All visitors will now benefit from these improved facilities.


Sandfields Methodist Church is one of eight community projects that will be transformed as part of NPT Homes’ Community Challenge.


The programme began 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


Speaking following the refurbishment, Peter Davies of Sandfields Methodist Church said: “We are delighted with the new kitchen which has exceeded our expectations. We are very grateful to NPT Homes’ volunteers and contractors for their excellent work.


Our facilities are used by many local groups, children’s parties and social occasions and having a clean, modern kitchen is vital if we are to continue offering this service to the local community.”


NPT Homes contractor, MiSpace also worked on the project. Martin Baker from MiSpace said:

“It is important to us as a company to give something back to the local communities in which we work. NPT Homes’ Community Challenge is one way that we do that and we are proud to have played a role in refurbishing Sandfields Methodist Church.”