The glorious Summer Hanging Baskets, despite the poor weather, is a hard act to follow. We left the Summer Baskets up as long as possible in order to enjoy their lovely colours which moved through the pinks and purples into orange, red and yellow and in some cases white tinged with cerise.
The Winter Baskets are more restrained, due to the natural lack of the wide variety of colours of Summer. The Herbert Street garden has been under planted with daffodils and we are hoping for a good display of daffodils, both in the garden and also along the tow path, by the bridge in Herbert Street, when we go into the Spring of 2010.
Cwmtawe Community School
Cwmtawe Community School has benefited from a seat donated by the Town Council, so that the pupils can enjoy the fresh air during their breaks.
Ynysmeudwy Park has new equipment for the toddlers. Three new springies have been put in place together with their safety surfacing. Two combined seats and tables have also been erected, one will allow wheelchair access. A device to discourage dogs coming into the park has been placed at the main gate, but we look to the residents of Pontardawe to refrain from taking their dogs into all parks.
Trebanos Park has benefited from the new tarmac area which the young people are using for skateboarding. New seating will come later.
We are still experiencing relative calm with regard to vandalism at Trebanos Park due to the CCTV. Malicious damage to the parks will meet with prosecution.
Request for Grants
Don’t forget to put in your requests for grant aid by February 2010. A letter highlighting what you wish to spend the money on and a current set of accounts will be needed before Council can consider your request. Late applications will not be considered.
The Winter Fest was again a great success together with the switching on of the Christmas Lights and the new innovation of a skating rink. It was a shame about the rain but I think fun was had by all. The parade was excellent once again Congratulations to the Chamber of Commerce who have worked together with the Arts Centre, Neath Port Talbot Council and the Pontardawe Town Council. This is partnership working at its best.