Fitzroy residents make an impact
Tenants of Fitzroy Lodge the United Welsh Living + scheme in Blackwood have formed a new Residents Association. Launched on Friday 14th October with a day packed full of activities at the Living + scheme in Cefn Fforest, the tenants welcomed special guests Chris Evans MP for Islwyn and Jocelyn Davies AM for South Wales East along with Caerphilly’s Mayor Vera Jenkins.
Local MP Chris Evans visited the scheme in the Sirhowy Valley in the morning where he had the joy of listening to Blackwood Primary school’s choir and amazing Celtic band. The children all wore Welsh rugby tops in support of Saturday’s semi-final and sung a very rousing rendition of Calon Lan. The MP for Islwyn praised the young musicians and congratulated the tenants of Fitzroy Lodge for their drive and ambition in setting up the group.
At the event were officers from Communities First, Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisation and Community Police Officers – all on hand to speak to the residents of Fitzroy Lodge and their guests from Living + scheme Glan Yr Afon.
The Residents Association ‘Big Launch’ was kindly supported by many businesses in the local community; including Angelo’s Store, Talk of the Town, Hairdressers, Planet Aroma, Cwm Bakery, Bosco Nero, Pentllwyn Manor, Clive’s Bakery, Forresters Inn, Sam’s Brasserie and Phoenix Community Transport. Their support enabled the newly formed group to put on a day full of activities for the launch.