Paula Kennedy and Teri Ireland had the pleasure of visiting ‘Helping Hands R-Us’ a local food foodbank who support communities in the New Inn, Pontymoile and Penygarn areas of Torfaen. Set up by three friends; Paul, Kyle and Jan to support as many people as they can, the food bank relies solely on the goodwill and donations of others.
Melin Homes is pleased to share the news that it has teamed up with two of its residents to support the creation of a new foodbank, ‘Helping Hands R-Us’ to support communities in the New Inn, Pontymoile and Penygarn areas of Torfaen County Borough.You can find ‘Helping Hands R-Us’ website here.‘Helping Hands R-Us’ reached out to Melin initially as the organisation was looking for a storage space for its donated items and was fast running out of room. We were very keen to support the new foodbank and it just so happened that we had some spare space at Ty Clarence which we weren’t making use of. We have now signed a lease agreement with ‘Helping Hands R-Us’ charging a token £1 rent. This means that the foodbank can now operate from Ty Clarence without having to worry about ongoing storage costs and can concentrate on serving communities in need in Torfaen.
A new partnership development project has started on site in Portskewett, Monmouthshire, after plans were approved in February 2020. Partners from Melin Homes, Candleston, and Monmouthshire County Council have been working on plans for the area since 2016.
On Friday 12th November, residents at Hammett Court, Monmouth were treated to an exciting new development for the green space outside their homes. Approved contactors, Solar Windows Ltd and Robert Price Builders Merchants had teamed up to supply and assemble some new raised planting beds for the residents.
On Tuesday 31 August, Melin Homes was proud to team up with the young people of Clos Cae Nant in Cwmbran in unveiling a brand-new dinosaur themed rubbish bin for the local playground. The unveiling was accompanied by a fun day for the local children, featuring a bouncy castle, games and prizes.