News and Information
Changes To How We Alllocate Our Homes
To help provide more opportunities for people to get access to our homes, we are planning to change the way we allocate our available properties. Click here to see our draft allocation policy.
If you have any comments of questions about the draft policy, please contact our Housing Advisors on 0300 123 2100.
During February half term Valleys to Coat hosted a week long StreetVibez event at Bridgend College for 40 young people (aged 11-16) from across Bridgend.
In partnership with Bigfoot Arts Education the week saw young people develop skills in activities such as street dance, Mc-ing, Dj-ing, Music Making, Animation and Film Making.The big finale of the week was a showcase of the skills and talents the young people had for family and friends.
Click on the link below to see footage of the final performance.
Please right click on the video and select 'Play' to view the video.
Getting To Know You
Click on the posters below for more information.
Bridgend County Together Single Integrated Partnership Plan Statutory Consultation
Bridgend LSB are requesting that the consultation on the Single Integrated Partnership Plan Bridgend County Together (SIPP) is circulated widely
The link below provides more detail on the draft plan and the consultation process. It also includes a link to an online survey and further details about the different ways individuals can share their views with us (online, by post, telephone, email or in person).
It would be really helpful if you could encourage colleagues, volunteers, students and service users who live, work and or study in Bridgend to share their views on the plan.
If you would like any further information or would like the surveys in a different format please contact Judith Jones on Judith.Jones@Bridgend.Gov.UK or 01656 642759.
New office address
V2C has now moved from their offices in Bryncethin and 1 Court Road to Tremains Business Park, Tremains Road, Bridgend, CF31 1TZ.
MacMillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning
Click here to see how much V2C's Community Forum raised during their recent MacMillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning.
Do you provide Landscaping, Gardening and/or Garden Design Services?
Could you manage a contract worth £15,000 or much more?
Click here to find out more.
Are you a not-for-profit group in Bridgend/Maesteg/Porthcawl?
You might be interested in the following:
It's a good deal. You register for a share of £25,000. All simple and explained on the link below. No snags.
The registration page is www.walesonline.co.uk/wish
RNIB Cymru's Get Connected Project
Click here for information about RNIB Cymru's Get Connected project, a project that aims to support blind and partially sighted people get online and access digital services.
Construction Ambassador Training
The next Construction Ambassador training day is planned for Tuesday 25 September at St Mary’s Hotel, Nr Pencoed. Please contact Alison Howe to book your delegate/s on to the course.
Construction Careers Adviser
Tel: 07500 106069
The Wallich Outreach Projects
Click on the links below for more information.
Tenants Advisory Panel Survey
The Tenant Advisory Panel (TAP) members are currently undertaking a project based on the communication standards within registered social landlords in Wales. As tenants of RSL’s in Wales TAP would like to invite you to take part in their project. They would be grateful if you would please fill out the following quick survey online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TYQZ8LS, or download/print the questionnaire here and return to:
Hannah Smith, TAP Administrator, Welsh Tenants Federation, Milbourne Chambers, Glebeland St, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8AT.
This survey is based on the communication between landlords and tenants of all RSL’s in Wales. Each will receive similar surveys to be completed and the information is then collected as part of their research along with other evidence to form a final review of the communication standards to the Regulatory Board Wales (RBW). TAP wish to assure you that the information in this survey is completely anonymous.
If you would like to know more about this project or if you require any further information regarding the survey please do not hesitate to contact Hannah Smith at the Tenant Advisory Panel on 01685 723922.
V2C Gala Awards 2012
It’s all about you! Do you know someone/group in your community who you would like to say ‘thank you’ to? Or someone with a stunning garden? Click on the poster and nomination form below for more details.
Click here to download the nomination form.
V2C Local Tenant Participation Strategy 2011-2014 - What’s been said?
This strategy and plan was developed by staff and tenants following a thorough review that incorporated the views of a wide range of tenants (who are both currently involved and not involved), staff and partner organisations that we work with.
In October 2011 we asked for your thoughts and ideas on the strategy and plan so that we could ensure we had captured your views together with the direction you wished to see participation evolve. Thank you to all those who shared their thoughts at the Customer Service centre, through the postal questionnaire, when visiting Reggie the Regeneration Van on one of the community road shows or by sharing your views with a member of staff. The LTPS group considered all your comments and made adjustments to the strategy and plan before submitting it to the Welsh Government.
What did they say? TPAS Cymru undertook an assessment of our strategy and provided us with a report on what they thought.…so now we’ll be aiming to make it happen by working together with you! A copy of the report can be found by clicking here.
If you have any questions or are interested in finding more about how you can share your views and influence decisions please do not hesitate to call us on 0300 123 2100.
Have you or someone you know experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence? Click on the posters below for advice.
Tidy Wales Awards
Welsh Government Housing Association Regulatory Assessment
The Welsh Government has published its formal assessment of V2C. The Housing Association Regulatory Assessment (HARA) forms part of the Regulatory Regime for housing associations in Wales.
Click here to see the reports.
FlyTipping Action Wales
Please find below the latest FlyTipping Action Wales newsletter, which includes details of the ‘Bridgend Total Focus Week’: a campaign that brought together agencies, including V2C, to tackle fly-tipping in Bridgend.
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