Resolven Community Centre Benefits from Tai Tarian Initative

Fri 01 Sep 2017

Resolven Community Centre has become the latest facility to benefit from Tai Tarian’s Community Challenge.

The initiative sees community groups across Neath Port Talbot benefit from free building or maintenance work, courtesy of the social housing provider and its contractors.

The community centre, on Tanyrhiw Road in Resolven had its kitchen refurbished, including the installation of new cupboards, work surfaces, a sink and a cooker.

The work was required in order to bring the facility up to modern standards in the hope of attracting more groups to use the centre.

Speaking about the refurbishment, Resolven Community Centre’s Cheryl Payne said:
“We are thrilled with the new kitchen that’s been installed for us.  We were desperate to have a modern kitchen and now that we have one it will allow us to attract more groups to the centre and become a real hub for community activities.”

Tai Tarian contractor, Mi-Space carried out the project.  Their Senior Project Manager Simon Baldwin said:
“It’s been a pleasure to be involved in Tai Tarian’s Community Challenge again this year.  We believe strongly in giving something back to the communities in which we work and fitting this kitchen does just that.  We hope the community centre benefits a great deal from it.”

Tai Tarian’s Community Challenge began in 2012 as a direct result of the community benefits that became part of all contracts drawn up by the social housing provider. As a result, any business that works directly with them must give something back to the community.  Resolven Community Centre is one of nine projects to benefit this year.

The final community challenges of 2017 at Ynysfach Primary School in Resolven and Port Talbot Foodbank are due to be completed over the coming weeks.