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Blaenavon celebrating brace of national accolades

Blaenavon celebrating brace of national accolades

1 April, 2019

Blaenavon Town Council is celebrating picking up two accolades in a prestigious national awards ceremony.

The Council’s innovative and highly successful Intergenerational Project, run in partnership with Big Pit, was named Best Community Engagement Initiative in the One Voice Wales Innovative Practice Awards, which is open to all of Wales's 735 community councils.  The Council was also highly commended – runner-up – in the Best Website category.

Mayor Cllr Gareth Davies, Council Clerk Kevin Warren, Big Pit Education Officer Sharon Ford, Project Lead Cllr Alan Jones and website administrator Cllr Jackie Huybs were presented with the awards at the representative body for local councils' annual conference in Builth Wells.

Cllr Davies said: “We’re thrilled that our projects have been recognised by One Voice Wales, which provides training and good practice standards for all our local councils.

“The Intergenerational Project has been running for just under a year. Funded by the Council in partnership with Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, the aim was to base it on age-friendly and dementia-friendly principles and have it run by volunteers of all ages.  It’s been a great success and will continue through 2019 and hopefully beyond that.”

Cllr Davies said the website was launched only late last year and was still a work in progress.  “So it’s very rewarding that it had already been regarded as an example of good practice,” he added.

“We’re very happy with today’s results, which show that the Council is working hard to give our community and our residents services which make a difference.”