It’s all “cisterns” go for West Pontnewydd Community Centre

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12th September, 2017

It's all It’s all “cisterns” go for West Pontnewydd Community Centre, who have had a storage cupboard turned into a disabled toilet, thanks to the Welsh Government Warm Homes programme.

Being Greener, were appointed scheme managers for the energy efficiency project, by Torfaen council and working with Principal contractors Gibson STS they have improved the energy efficiency of 71 Properties in Cwmbran with an investment of over £750 thousand.

The energy efficiency project is committed to benefitting the wider community and after receiving the plea for help, Being Greener were keen to get involved.


Welsh firm Gibson STS provided free labour to transform the room, and local company Laporsa donated all the tiles free of charge, other materials were funded by Being Greener’s community benefit fund.

Madam Mayor Jessica Powell, Torfaen Council cut the “toilet roll ribbon” to officially open the new facility. She said; “The centre isn’t “flushed” with money, this will make a huge difference for the whole community.”

Gibson STS has been congratulated by those who run the community centre on their professionalism. Chairman, Mark Eley said; “The team from Gibson STS have been brilliant. We run the centre through volunteers, we desperately needed disabled facilities but we just didn’t have the money. We have so many activities for the local community and now we are accessible for all. We are overwhelmed by the generosity and help.”

David Bolton, Assistant Director of Being Greener; said “Improving the energy efficiency of people’s homes is just a small part of what we do. It is so important to help the local community and making a difference to those living in the area. We couldn’t achieve as much as we do without the commitment of Welsh SME’s”

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