At the start of this week Jane Hutt the Finance Minister came to visit Cwm Calon in Ystrad Mynach. The site on the former Penallta Colliery – the last deep mine working in the Rhymney Valley – is a beautiful development which includes 55 new affordable homes.
As a site which has received Social Housing Grant it was great to have the opportunity to show the Finance Minister just how much the Welsh Government grants can deliver.
Despite the weather the visit was a great success and highlighted the importance of building and delivering sustainable homes.
United Welsh joined forces with Communities 2.0 this week to deliver a Christmas Click event in Mornington Meadows in Caerphilly. Tenants of Cole Courtand their neighbours were invited to test out IPADs, play on the Wii and get online to see how the Internet can help with Christmas.
The week ended with a visit from Huw Lewis Minister for Housing Regeneration and Heritage who announced the next round of CyMAL funding whilst at Hanbury Chapel in Bargoed.
The newly opened Chapel building comprises of a library, family history resource centre, teenage area, café and place of worship. It was the product of successful partnership working between United Welsh, Caerphilly County Borough Council, Welsh Government, Cadw, Pentan Partnership, Carter Lauren Construction and the chapel congregation. This new facility will become a ‘learning hub’ for the whole community to utilise throughout the week.