Inter County Cooperation

Mike Oliver has been a great advocate for looking outside our county to share our successes with others. He describes below how he was able to do this in Pontypridd with the support of a very enthusiastic town council. This built on our programme of entertainment in the grounds of Caerphilly Care Homes.

Trehafod Community Garden

Members of Trehafod Community Garden were, this week, the lucky recipients of an interesting partnership between Pontypridd Town Council and Caerphilly  50 + Forum.

For the past few months Elvis tribute act CJ Horton from Caerphilly and Bethan Parker from Pontypridd have been visiting Care homes to offer an hour’s entertainment and fun in their gardens. When Andy Phillips, secretary of Trehafod Community Garden, found out he approached the Council and asked if they could be included, he said,

“We have a care home right next door to us, we also have a Stroke group and others who have had no direct entertainment for over 18 months.”

CJ Horton, Cllr Carl Thomas and Bethan Parker

The Council were happy to oblige and the concert went ahead witnessed by the various groups and members of the garden along with Pontypridd Town Mayor Cllr Carl Thomas who said. “This is just the kind of Community event that we at the council love to support, it was a great pleasure to see so many happy faces and to share in the joy that music can create”.

It is hoped that further events can be arranged in the not-too-distant future.