A ‘Community Day’ in Rhydyfelin saw people from the area getting in touch with nature, making dens, whittling wood and toasting marshmallows on an open fire.
Organised by local housing association, Trivallis, the community day aimed to bring people from the neighbourhood outdoors together to try new things and feedback on what they’d like to see in the area in the future.
Laura Perry, customer involvement officer at Trivallis, said: “We had 38 families attend the event throughout the day and everyone seemed to have a lovely time. The toasted marshmallows went down a treat and it was great to see people get involved in things like wood whittling, that they may have never got the chance to do before.
“We wanted to use the day to get feedback from some of our customers on what they’d like to see from Trivallis over the next few years, which will help us make important decisions about the future as an organisation.”
Activities on the day were supported by Actif Woods and Rhydyfelin AFC.
Caroline Evans has lived in Rhydyfelin for seven years and attended the event with her two grandsons. She said: “Activities for families during the Summer can be so expensive. It’s lovely to have something like this, with loads of things for the kids to do, on my doorstep and for free. The kids loved the archery and face painting.
“It’s been nice to see the community coming together and I’ve been able to meet new people from my area, too.”
For more information on Trivallis and upcoming events, follow @WeAreTrivallis on Facebook and Twitter.
To have your say on what you’d like to see from Trivallis over the next few years, visit: www.trivallis.co.uk and take the ‘Our Vision, Our Future’ survey.