23 October 2008
Caerphilly Community Partnerships held a successful 'Showcase Event' at the Markham Community House on the 15 and 16 October 2008.
Community partnerships are a group of people, from the statutory, voluntary and community sectors, all working together to bring real improvements to the communities in which people live. The Showcase event was their opportunity to celebrate and highlight their successes.
At the event, Community Partnerships filled their exhibition stands with examples of the projects they've been working on over the last 7 years. Projects are varied and range from the promotion of education and training delivered into the community by the Communities First Training Partnership, Healthy Living activities, Oakdale and Trinant's Community Access Route and the provision of Multi Use Games areas throughout the borough – to name but a few.
There was a packed agenda but the highlight of the evening was the presentation from the Learners of the county borough and also the young people who gave a fine 'Song and Dance' presentation.
Cllr Ron Davies, Cabinet Member for Community Regeneration and Countryside said, "The coal mines and steel industries may go, but the people of our communities are here forever. The changes that we see in the Communities First programme are challenging but whatever is thrown at us we will respond."
Christine Dunn from Crosskeys and Pontywaun Partnership wanted her thanks passed on for a well organised and worthwhile event. "I came away brimming with enthusiasm for what we could be doing locally" said Christine, "I've picked up loads of ideas based on what was on display, both on the stands and on stage."
If you want to know more about the Caerphilly Community Partnership Network, please contact the central administrative team on 01443 864440.
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