Working together for a Better Pontypridd
People from all walks of life shared their ideas on how to make Pontypridd a better place to live and work in, at a special event organised by Interlink RCT. Over 50 people attended the event – called A Better Pontypridd – at the Muni Arts Centre, held in partnership with Pontypridd Town Council. (Thursday, June 7th).
Participants had an opportunity to explore their ideas in a series of workshops, with themes discussed including:
- Growing Ponty: Community and Bee Friendly Planting
- Prosperous Ponty: Training and employment opportunities
- Diversely Ponty: Harnessing heritage and culture
- Connecting Ponty: Developing well-bring networks
- Ponty Town Ponty Voice: Improving public amenities
Among the suggestions put forward were ways people can get started with their own local community action such as those planting the town to make Pontypridd a more bee-friendly place. There was also a call for a skate park in the area for young people, as well as for better public toilet provision for families.
The full report is available here: Better Ponty Event 7th June 2018 Report
Rhondda Cynon Taf Councillor and Town Councillor for the Pontypridd ward, Heledd Fychan, said: “What struck our group was the passion and love everyone in the room has for Pontypridd, and the future of the town.
“There are issues and they are numerous, but they are not insurmountable if we come together as a community to tackle them. “There are also a great deal of things to celebrate about Ponty, and its heritage and culture. Let’s harness this passion and the frustrations through ideas and action to bring about change.”
Interlink Support Co-ordinator for Taf-Ely, Ken Moon, said: “What we’re looking to do is reach out to people living in and around Pontypridd who want to make a positive difference but who don’t know where to start.“This event is the start of how we better support communities in Taf Ely. We’ve launched a seven steps guide to help people get started and there’ll be more information and events to follow.
More info on the event can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/217553105498437/ or if you’d like to know more call Intelrink on 01443 846200.
You can also contact your local Town Councillor via http://pontypriddtowncouncil.gov.uk/councillors/ and your local authority Councillor via https://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Council/CouncillorsCommitteesandMeetings/Councillors/Councillors.aspx
- Interlink is the County Voluntary Council (CVC) for Rhondda Cynon Taf, supporting individuals, communities and organisations to work together to make a positive impact.