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.
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.”
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