CoStars play leading role in turning Cwmbran community around

A Cwmbran social enterprise is at the heart of a project revitalising the lives of thousands of people living in one of the new town’s biggest communities.

The CoStar Partnership has turned Greenmeadow’s Threepenny Bit Community Centre into a vital hub since the charity was established 15 years ago, and been hailed as playing an ‘unprecedented’ role in reducing anti-social behaviour, building community spirit and pride and improving the health and wellbeing of residents.

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Llantarnam Grange to consolidate position as regional centre for arts

A Cwmbran charity is poised to cement its position as a regional centre for contemporary arts in South East Wales following refurbishments worth £100,000.

As well as revamping its café and extending its outdoor dining area, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre has also improved its craft shop, along with its meeting and conference facilities.

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Wheels 2 Work helping young Bridgend people on the road to employment

Young unemployed Bridgend people hampered in their search for work or training due to a lack of transport are being given a leg-up from a motor scooter hire scheme.

Bridgend Community Transport’s ‘Wheels 2 Work’ project is loaning the scooters to people in the county borough aged 17-25 who want to take up employment, training or volunteering opportunities but have difficulties accessing public transport.

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Pioneering projects awarded for helping Wales lead the way

Community businesses helping make life better for people in Wales and beyond have been recognised for their groundbreaking work at a national awards presentation.

Five projects employing between them almost 100 people, turning over hundreds of thousands of pounds and providing goods and services to thousands of customers and clients picked up trophies at the EPIC (Enterprising People in Communities) Awards at the Vale Resort, Vale of Glamorgan.

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