Monday, 29 April 2013

Please note that we have now moved. Trefechan has now merged with Town and Park and Cyfarthfa Ward Communities First Programmes to form the Communities First Mid Cluster.

For more information please contact the Communities First Mid Cluster at The Gellideg Foundation Group, Flat 2, Winchfawr House, Gellideg Estate, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1HA. Tel : 01685 383929. Website:

Friday, 4 January 2013

Communities First is changing!

As residents of Trefechan will be aware, the Communities First Programme in Trefechan is going through a process of change. Trefechan will now form part of a mid cluster group joining with Town and Park Communities First and Cyfarthfa Communities First.

Please note that over the coming weeks there will be changes to contact details and delivery as the programme moves into the next stage. Please watch this space for further information in the future

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Benefit Advice for Merthyr Valley Homes Tenants

Merthyr Valley Homes are holding a drop in information and advice session on 14th January 2012 between 9am to 1pm at the Trefechan Communities First Office.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Food Bank Vouchers

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Trussell Trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.
In 2011-12 foodbanks fed 128,687 people nationwide, 100% more than the previous year. Rising costs of food and fuel combined with static income, high unemployment and changes to benefits are causing more and more people to come to foodbanks for help.
If you are a local family or person  in crisis, the Merthyr Cynon Foodbank can help. Residents from Trefechan are encouraged to come into the Communities First Office @ the Green should they wish more information on the food bank or to check eligibility for vouchers.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Groups needed to carry out volunteer tasks!

Groups are needed to carry out volunteer tasks for the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales on Taf Fechan Nature reserve. Community groups, schools, clubs, volunteer groups, team building etc.
A variety of guided tasks are available, and can be tailored to the groups abilities.
Examples of activities are
Scrub clearance
Felling small tress
vegetation clearance
Making habitat piles
Path maintenance
Maintaining and creating drainage ditches
Cross cutting logs and brash, digging
Litter Picks
Wildlife surveys etc

For more information or to book a date contact Carys Soloman on or telephone 07896 798371