Posted: Tue 25th Oct 2016

The Community Of Rhoose – Have Your Say!

This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Oct 25th, 2016

Following the successful pilot community mapping work in St. Athan and Wenvoe, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Creative Rural Communities Team are working with Rhoose Community Library Management Team in order to find out how residents of the Rhoose ward feel about local service provision at the present, and what their aspirations are for the future. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This will help them shape the future community library service in Rhoose. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Following the great success of the community mapping pilot in St. Athan and Wenvoe, we’re extending the pilot to the community of Rhoose. The work in St. Athan has brought people together to champion their community and drive forward new activities and projects,” said Councillor Lis Burnett, Deputy Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Education. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Community mapping brings a community together to focus on the positives in their neighbourhood, and to look at potential solutions to any problems that might arise in the future. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The process involves getting people to talk about what already exists in terms of social assets (community groups and organisations and individuals), physical assets (community centres, open spaces and businesses) and what really matters to the community. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

By working with the community of Rhoose, the Creative Rural Communities Team hopes to identify all the assets in the area and opportunities for new future initiatives. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Creative Rural Rural Communities team have organised two drop in sessions for residents to come and have a chat about Rhoose and what services they would like to see in the future. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

These are set to take place on Thursday 3 November, 3.00pm – 8.00pm at Rhoose Community Centre, Stewart Road, and Wednesday 9 November, 11.30am – 3.00pm at Celtic Way Community Centre. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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