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  • A brush up for Llangewydd Junior School

    Volunteers armed with paint brushes and overalls turned up to brighten a junior School in Cefn Glas, Bridgend.

     

     

    Llangewydd Junior School opened their gates to staff from Valley to Coast Housing (V2C) and Jistcourt South Wales for the 2017 ‘Give and Gain Day’. The afternoon involved a fresh coat of paint for the fencing, decorating their new ‘radio studio’ and adding to the walls of flowers that surround the school.

     

    Neil Clode, Headteacher of Llangewydd Junior School said “All of us at Llangewydd Junior School were delighted to benefit from the ‘Give & Gain Day’ undertaken by V2C and Jistcourt. Such a lot of work was done and everyone seemed to enjoy the relaxed school atmosphere.”

     

    Emma Norman, Jistcourt, said ‘It was an absolute pleasure to be involved in V2C’s Give and Gain day. We worked as a team to deliver improvements to the gates, fencing and walls of the yard, and also managed to paint the new Year 6 Radio Booth!’

     

    Rachel Morton, V2C Community Regeneration, said “It was great to add something to the fabulous work that parent volunteers and Jan from Bethesda Arts are already doing in the school. V2C invests a lot of time and energy in our communities, and to work with our contractors to benefit a local school is a real positive.”

     

    This annual international event gives businesses the opportunity to work on a local project to benefit the community. Jistcourt are working on a flats refurbishment for Valleys to Coast in Cefn Glas and wanted to do some extra benefits for Llangewydd School. 

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  • Fire Safety Reassurance

    We have all been shocked and saddened by the horrendous fire in London this week. Whilst our thoughts are with those affected, we do understand that you might have concerns over the safety of your home.

     

    Valleys to Coast (V2C) does not own any tower blocks and we do not own any properties over three storeys.

     

    The initial media reports are focusing on the cladding fixed to the block of flats. We have applied external wall insulation to improve many of our properties, but we can reassure you however, that we have never fitted the ‘rain screen cladding’ used at Grenfell Tower. All our insulation improvement work was undertaken in compliance with Building Regulations and complied with Part B of the regulations as they relate to fire safety.

     

    We take fire safety in your home very seriously. For this reason every property we own is fitted with a smoke detector and every year we carry out a gas safety check in your home. In addition we carry out regular fire risk assessments in all blocks of flats.

     

    We need your continued co-operation to allow us access for the gas services and in keeping communal areas, hallways and stairwells free from personal possessions and items that might help fire spread or prevent a safe escape in the event of a fire.

     

    Fires in the home are very rare but we cannot be complacent. By working together we can make sure that we keep each other as safe as possible.

     

    If you have any concerns about fire safety in your home then please call our Customer Service Team on 0300 1232100 or send an email with details of your concerns to firesafety@v2c.org.uk

     

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  • Pet Week Success

    Pet Week helps Bridgend’s furry friends become healthy and happy 

    Valleys to Coast (V2C) has the most successful Pet Week working with animal welfare professionals across Bridgend to give advice to residents about their well-loved pets.

     

    Teamed with the PDSA, Dogs Trust, Cats Protection and Bridgend Council, V2C visited residents in Wildmill, Cefn Glas, Caerau and Pyle giving free pet advice, along with free chipping and the chance to give their views on V2C’s pet policy too. Lots of residents took-up this opportunity and attended along with their furry friends.

     

     

    Laura Ballard, PDSA’s Veterinary Events Officer said ‘‘Our Pet Check programme educates pet owners to understand how their pets can become the healthiest and happiest possible. Working alongside other animal charities and community groups in Bridgend, our events had a real community feel and we saw the most dogs we have ever seen in the Bridgend area! We extend our thanks to V2C for co-ordinating this pet health initiative and we look forward to meeting more of you when we return in July.’’

     

     

     

    Malcom Stagg, Dogs Trust Veterinary Nurse commented, “In our four days with V2C’s Pet Week we successfully micro-chipped 22 dogs and, just as importantly, helped nearly 100 owners to check and update their dog’s microchip details. We also had a great opportunity to impart advice to owners on neutering, behaviour and general responsible dog ownership, as well as issuing hundreds of free poo bags. The events were organised in such a way that each attending charity/organisation worked in a complementary way to the other and we’re already looking forward to the planned follow-up events and continuing the good work.'' 

     

     

     

     Amy Jones, V2C’s Customer Engagement Officer said, “By creating these community events we’ve been able to reach more and more pet owners in the Bridgend area since we started this partnership project in 2008. We’re really grateful to the fantastic commitment all organisations have given to the events and we look forward to more success in the follow-up week in July.”

     

     

     

    Follow up Dates:

    Tuesday 11th July: Westward community 10-5

     

    Wednesday 12th July: Wildmill community centre 10-5

     

    Thursday 13th July: Pyle Swimming pool 10-5

     

    Friday 14th July: Caerau community trust 9-4

     

     

     

     

     

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