Valleys to Coast partner with Cyfle Building Skills to launch apprenticeship scheme

Published on: In the categories:Bridgend, General

We have launched a partnership with Cyfle Building Skills which will create more apprenticeship and employment opportunities in our communities. Cyfle Building Skills is a shared apprenticeship scheme that has employed more than 650 apprentices to date, making it the largest shared apprenticeship scheme in the UK. Currently based in South West Wales, the new […]

We pledge to put sustainability and community at the heart of our planning

Published on: In the categories:Development

We have recently joined the list of signatories on the Design Commission for Wales’ Placemaking Charter, committing to support the development of high-quality places across Wales for the benefit of communities. The Charter has been developed by the Welsh Government and Design Commission for Wales in collaboration with the Placemaking Wales Partnership.  By taking a […]

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Our ten year ‘safe and happy’ vision

Published on: In the categories:General

We have launched our Corporate Strategy! This maps out our path as an organisation for the next ten years. Originally drafted before the pandemic lockdowns, we have used the time since to reflect, review and refresh our strategy for the new world we are living and working in – ensuring it is agile enough to […]

Community heritage to be recognised in the naming of former Cefn Cribwr ambulance hall

Published on: In the categories:Communities, Kenfig Hill, Cefn Cribwr and Pyle

Our customers submitted their suggestions for the name of our new homes in Cefn Cribwr. After receiving over 60 entries and completing the application process we are pleased to share that the chosen name is Clos Sant Ioan, meaning St John’s Close in English. This was a popular suggestion amongst local residents too. The name […]

Help us honour local history by naming this street in Cefn Cribwr

Published on: In the categories:Communities, Kenfig Hill, Cefn Cribwr and Pyle

We are looking to apply to Bridgend County Borough Council for a street name for our development in Cefn Cribwr, and we are eager to hear your ideas.  Located on the junction of Cefn Road and Bedford Close in Cefn Cribwr, Bridgend, the site has a rich history as both the former athletics club and […]

New benches for residents to enjoy local nature spots

Published on: In the categories:Communities, Porthcawl

Three new benches have been installed in Pwll Y Waun, Porthcawl, as part of the community benefits commitments in their contract with United Living. United Living won the contract to carry out structural repairs on our balconies and walkways, plus make improvements to drainage.  The benches, two of which are facing onto Pwll y Waun […]

Going ‘Live’ to Wildmill

Published on: In the categories:Bridgend

Our new online event will explore ideas for open spaces in Wildmill, book your place now. While the pandemic means we can’t get out to our estates at the moment it doesn’t mean we can’t meet together virtually, so this month we are inviting residents of Wildmill to meet with us online in a new […]

Dangers of Common Hogweed

Published on: In the categories:General

A recent article on Wales Online told the story about a man that was hospitalised after strimming Common Hogweed, getting sap on his legs, and showed the dangers of not treating damaged skin.  Common Hogweed (aka Cow Parsnip) is found everywhere at this time of year in fields, verges and hedgerows. However, it is not […]

We have been shortlisted for Service Business of the Year

Published on: In the categories:General

This year we have been successfully shortlisted for Bridgend Business Forum ‘strictly’ Business Awards 2018 and the award we have been selected for is Service Business of the Year 2018. It recognises businesses that are customer-focused and doing something different for the local economy and community. We provided evidence of customer testimonials of exceptional customer […]

Tips to prevent fires at home

Published on: In the categories:General

As we know, electrical appliances can be a cause of fires in the home. We have been advised that some electrical fires were believed to have been caused by mobile phone chargers – other rechargeable items could also be at fault. A Fire Chief has warned that mobile phone chargers should not be plugged in […]