Local housing association Trivallis has carried out a ‘blitz day’ in Taff’s Well.
The event was organised by Amanda Mills, Trivallis’ Neighbourhood Manager in the area, with support from Rhondda Cynon Taf Council (RCTCBC).
Outdoor areas and gardens were cleared of rubbish, overhanging trees on walkways were cut back and long grass in communal areas was mowed in order to improve the look of the town and the safety of people who live and visit there.
Derek Thomas has lived in the area since 1968. He said: “Amanda, Trivallis’ neighbourhood manager, has made such a difference to the whole community. I raised some concerns to the council about how dangerous the trees were, blocking the streetlights and hanging over the pavements forcing people to walk onto the road. This has now been sorted, I’m so pleased.
“It’s brilliant to see everyone coming together to make a real impact. This is like a dream come true for me. Now I feel like I live in an area where visitors will enjoy coming to see me.”
Dog’s Trust representatives offered free health checks and advice for dog owners in Taff’s Well community centre as part of the blitz day.
Malcolm Stagg, campaigns veterinary nurse for Dog’s Trust, said: “In total we saw 16 dogs, and were kept busy throughout the day.
“Some of the dogs we saw had problems that needed advice so we were able to help them and their owners. We also met the lovely owner of Zuki the lurcher who had recently lost her partner so could not afford to get Zuki spayed. We were able to issue her with a £35 voucher which means she can now afford to get the dog spayed.”
Trivallis is committed to continually improving its communities and the lives of those who live in Rhondda Cynon Taff.
For more information on the role of the neighbourhood manager and news on forthcoming blitz days, follow @WeAreTrivallis on Twitter and Facebook.