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Scams Awareness Month- Don’t be Rushed Don’t be Hushed

9th July 2015 Simon Harris 0

Speak out to stop scams from spreading, says Torfaen Trading Standards. Torfaen Trading Standards team is calling on residents in Torfaen to expose scams and help stop more people from falling prey to clever cons that fleece them of thousands of pounds. Scams Awareness Month launched on 1 July and will be highlighting how scams continue to flourish when people stay silent. Figures show that less than 5% of victims report scams to the authorities, and Torfaen Trading Standards is encouraging residents to report suspicious activities, get advice if they think they’ve been conned, and to warn others to help stop scams from spreading. Scams come in every form, from doorstep double glazing sales to online investment offers. People may be targeted with “vishing” calls […]

New Job Vacancy at Torfaen Voluntary Alliance

2nd July 2015 Simon Harris 0

Community Connector 37 hrs per week £22,221 per annum (currently funded to April 2016) Torfaen Voluntary Alliance is seeking an enthusiastic individual for this post to join the existing two members of staff. The overall purpose of the Community Connector (CC) role is to work alongside isolated and vulnerable people so that they may find their own solutions to the issues they face. Community Connectors will get to know people, build on their strengths, help people develop relationships; establish local connections in the community and engage with services as required. Community Connectors will build strong partnerships with communities, agencies and services with the intention of increasing the capacity of these organisations to meet the needs of individuals, their families and carers. Job Description and Person […]

Torfaen Play – “Dad and Me” Forum

29th June 2015 Simon Harris 0

“Dad and Me” Forum The “Dad and Me “forum is going from strength to strength with 43 Dads attending with 55 children. The forum is delivered in partnership with Torfaen Play, Families First and Communities First.   Four forums have taken place to date at Greenmeadow Community Farm which is an ideal venue as the Dads take their children around the farm after the session.   The forum also enables dads to spend quality time playing with their children as well the opportunity to meet other Dads and find out information, support and guidance. The forums are held on a monthly basis. Feedback from the sessions have been extremely positive and have identified a clear need for this type of provision.   For more information […]

Blaen Bran Community Woodland

23rd June 2015 Simon Harris 0

Blaen Bran Community Woodland. What is Blaen Bran all about? Well its 100 acres of amazing Welsh woodland above Upper Cwmbran for the use of the whole community. We are a charity predominantly relying on volunteers to run events and to maintain and manage the woods. Blaen Bran may be the only community run woodland in Wales to have planted an arboretum, which features species native to South Wales. This area alone is of amazing educational value, and in addition we have a forest school facility known as Parsons Wood. So how can you all get involved? Well, we invite visitors to join our “Friends of Blaen Bran” scheme which has a nominal membership fee. You can follow us on Face book and soon to […]

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