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Join us in Penygraig

Do you live in or near to Penygraig?

If so, we would like to invite you to a public consultation to provide you with an overview of our development proposals as well as our plans to resurrect the Penygraig Festival.

Members of the Development and Regeneration team from Trivallis will be available to answer any questions that you may have.

All local residents and community members are welcome to pop along and find out more about the proposals that have been drafted for 27 new affordable homes.

Join us at:

Valleys Kids, Soar Centre
Tylacelyn Road, Penygraig, CF40 1JZ

Wednesday 22 May 
4.00pm-7.00pm

 

For more information about the event, please contact Sarah Kirton, Senior Development Officer on: sarah.kirton@trivallis.co.uk 

Please note: planning permission for the project has not yet been approved by RCTCBC; this is an information sharing event ONLY.

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We are investing £2million in the Rhondda Valley

(Pentre Hotel, CGI)

We will be building 16 new homes as well as upgrading six of our existing properties in Pentre village to provide affordable and modern homes in the area.

Sarah Kirton, Senior Development Officer at Trivallis, said: “These projects show Trivallis’ commitment to providing much needed affordable homes as well as completing major property improvements.”

This particular project, which has received Social Housing grant funding, spans across Forge Lane and Llewellyn Place in Pentre. New one-bedroom properties will be developed and existing Trivallis apartments will be completely remodelled; in order to support and satisfy the need for one-bedroom accommodation in the area.

Michaela Evans, Contracts Manager at Trivallis, said: “Last year, through our estate strategy, we identified more work could be done in Pentre and evaluated our one and two-bedroom apartments in Llewellyn Place.

“It was decided, we would regenerate the building and install new windows, doors and add external wall insulation to provide high quality and modern homes, as part of our major improvements programme.”

As the former Pentre Hotel was an empty and derelict building, Trivallis’ Development team saw this as an opportunity to invest in this project as well; linking it to the organisation’s existing plans for Llewellyn Place.

This project is the first of its kind for the housing association which has worked with Rhondda Cynon Taf council, local contractors and community members to identify where and what its teams should be building and redeveloping.

“Engaging with community members, the local council and contractor partners is essential for making sure development projects like this are successful, which is why we always aim to get them involved,” explains Sarah.

“Everyone has been very supportive of the works we are planning to regenerate Pentre and we hope this new area-wide approach can be adopted elsewhere in our communities.”

Forge Lange CGI image

(Forge Lane, CGI)

Development for the Llewellyn Place and Forge Lane properties began in April 2019 and the works to demolish Pentre Hotel will begin during the summer 2019 with plans to start on site in early 2020.

Social housing grant has been awarded to the Forge Lane and Pentre Hotel developments and Trivallis will work in partnership with the local authority and Welsh government to deliver these new homes.

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Who will be our next charity partner?

Over the past two years Trivallis' staff and customers have raised over £8,000 for Tenovus Cancer Care.

Now, the organisation is looking to develop its next two year partnership with a charity that has a positive impact on people’s lives in the communities where its homes are based and fits with the Trivallis vision and purpose.

Tracey Cooke, senior regeneration programme manager at Trivallis, said: “We’re really proud to have raised such a significant amount that will make a real difference to the lives of those affected by cancer. We are now asking staff and customers to get involved with deciding who our next charity partner will be.

“Locally based charities that were interested in partnering with Trivallis came along to speak to a panel of staff and customers and told us about the difference they’re making in our communities.

“We’ve chosen three charities that we think could really use money raised by our staff and customers to make a real difference to people’s lives.”

The charities that have been selected for the final customer vote are mental health and wellbeing support charity Valleys Steps, heart charity Welsh Hearts and dementia support and research charity Alzheimer’s Society.

Trivallis is now asking customers to help make the final decision on which charity it will support with fundraising activities over the next two years.

If you’re a Trivallis customer and want your say on who our next charity partner will be, then vote here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JBG9QJL

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Porth Families Swap Fortnite for Fresh Air

Families from Porth took part in an Easter event to mark the progress of new homes being developed in the area.

The free event was hosted by social landlord Trivallis, WRW Construction and AFC Porth and involved an Easter egg hunt and games for young people.

Easter Eggs in Porth Gerrard brought his son Harvey along and said: “It’s great to see free events like this available for families in the Easter holidays as it can be quite an expensive time.

“So many young people sit in front of their game consoles playing Fortnite these days, so on a sunny day there’s no better opportunity to get them out and about. Harvey really enjoyed himself running around and found lots of chocolate eggs."

Easter eggs were donated by WRW Construction, the organisation that is supporting Trivallis to develop 14 new, affordable homes in Appletree Avenue.

The development is a £1.4million investment in the area, which is funded by the Welsh Government Social Housing Grant and comprises of 12 one-bedroom flats and 2 two-bedroom flats.

The homes, which are due for completion in early 2020 will be split into two areas; a northern block will be made up of four two-storey buildings, with one flat per floor. The southern block will be made up of three linked two-storey buildings with an L-shaped layout, with one one-bed flat per floor; each flat will have its own access.

Layla, aged nine, took part in the event and said: “This is the first time I’ve done an Easter egg hunt and I’ve been really excited. I found lots of eggs and even won the egg and spoon race. Today has been lots of fun and I like having things like this close to where I live.”

CGI of the new development in Appletree Avenue Lisa Roberts, community projects officer at Trivallis, said: “It was great to see so many families out enjoying themselves in Porth. We wanted to say thank you to people in the area for their co-operation as we work to develop new homes. In 2015, we consulted with people who lived in Appletree Avenue in Dinas on what we could do to improve the area. We’ve worked with local people and are investing in the community by delivering these much needed affordable new homes.”

Read more on the Appletree Avenue development, visit: https://www.trivallis.co.uk/news/14-new-affordable-homes-coming-to-dinas-877

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Meaningful Membership

Membership of Trivallis is available to customers who live in our homes and people who live in the communities where our homes are based.

By offering people the choice to become a member of Trivallis, we give them an option to play an active role in decision-making about our communities, homes and the services we offer.

Together we create great places to live and work and as part of our commitment to continuously improve, we want your opinion on what you understand about our membership and how it could look in the future.

Take this survey developed by our Scrutiny Panel to help us capture your viewpoint. It shouldn’t take longer than 2 minutes: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9GLWHCX 

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