Award from the High Sheriff of Dyfed

Members of Penparcau Community Forum were delighted to receive an award from the High Sheriff of Dyfed in recognition of valuable and charitable contributions to local life and the community. The award celebrates voluntary activities and special commitment to enhance the lives of individuals and the wider community. The award was presented in the Conrah hotel outside Aberystwyth.

(Bryn Jones, Sam Lewis, Susan Balsom, Dylan Jones, Freya Walker)

WCVA Third Sector Awards Cymru 2015

Penparcau Community Forum is a community based organisation which actively engages its community to develop sustainable and inclusive activities and facilities for the benefit of all. Penparcau, the village, is primarily made up of a large housing estate on the outskirts of Aberystwyth which consists of approximately 1,200 households with over 3,200 residents including 800 children and young people. A recent survey indicates that 39.5% of those 800 young people live in poverty.When the area was no longer eligible for support from Communities First (the Welsh Government programme for tackling poverty) the residents formed Penparcau CommunityForum to promote and facilitate long-term sustainable community development and activities. The Forum aims to create a vibrant inclusive community where people can feel safe and proud to be living or working within the village, and to bring individuals, groups and organisations together to determine the long-term needs of Penparcau.

Local Heroes Awards – George Barratt. Sponsored by Cambrian Printers

Our very own George Barratt was nominated for the best “Contribution to the Community’ category and won it!George is one of Penparcau Community Forum’s Trustees and has worked tirelessly for the community of Penparcau since the Forum was established. It was fantastic to see him win this award and be recognised for all the work he does for the community.The Awards are run by Radio Ceredigion and was sponsored by Wilmot Dixon that year.