Blaenymaes Tidy Towns Event
We are pleased to announce that we have secured £30,000 of funding from the Welsh Government’s Tidy Towns initiative and will be hosting a community event in Blaenymaes on Friday 10th October to consult with residents about how to create a cleaner and healthier neighbourhood.
The event will be held on the footpath behind Pittsburg Court from 11am – 4:30pm.
Andrew Vye, our Director of Housing said "The idea to improve this area was generated from previous and on-going consultation with the Blaenymaes community and this event is just the start of a longer term project.
"We’re holding it on a piece of land where historically we’ve had problems with fly tipping and we want to work with the community to promote a more positive use for the area. We want to encourage the community to get together and take part in fun activities whilst also having the opportunity to talk to us and our partner organisations about a cleaner, safer and tidier Blaenymaes."
As part of the project we will also be creating 10 plots for local groups and residents to grow their own food and those interested will have the opportunity to put their name down for growing space at the event.
All activities taking place at the event will be based around the theme of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, including a peddle-powered disco, making things out of what might otherwise be thrown away and face painting. Local residents and community groups will also be able to take part in an important survey and sign up for courses.
Several service areas of the Council, including Housing, Waste Management, Environment and Highways, have actively supported the project and will continue to work in close partnership with us, and other agencies, with the aim of improving the Blaenymaes area for all residents.
Partner organisations also attending the event include Play Right, Fly Tipping Action Wales, Sustainable Swansea, Penderry Communities First, Penllergare Valley Woods, Cynefin and local community groups.