NPT Homes Completes First Community Challenge of 2017

Fri 12 May 2017

St Illtyd's Church, Neath

NPT Homes has completed its first community challenge of 2017 after giving the grounds of St Illtyd’s Chuch in Neath a spruce up.

Volunteers from NPT Homes contractor ASW Property Services spent a day clearing and cleaning the church’s grounds, including removing moss and overgrowth from the main paths.  In addition landscaping work was undertaken which now allows the picturesque church to be clearly seen from the nearby canal towpath.

The community challenge is a joint partnership programme between the housing provider and its main contractors, which allows different community projects to benefit from a day of free building or maintenance work.  Eight different projects will be part of the challenge in 2017, allowing NPT Homes and its contractors an opportunity to give something back to the community.

Church Warden, Philip Evans said:
“I’d like to thank NPT Homes for this opportunity and the staff at ASW Property Services for their hard work in completing this project.  We’re very pleased with the work which has now made the grounds look a lot nicer and the paths a much safer.”

Paul Phillips of ASW Property Services said:
“As a company we strongly believe in giving something back to the community and the project at St Illtyd’s Church gave us the perfect opportunity to do just this.  We are really pleased with how the work has gone and I hope that visitors to the church will now benefit from their re-vamped surroundings.”

The community challenge will continue throughout the summer with the Cross Community Centre in Pontardawe and Ysgol Tyle’r Ynn in Briton Ferry the next projects due to benefit.