The community allotment runs to promote healthy eating and living and therefore well being. If you would like to have a chat about joining tin please give us a call on 01633 816916, they are a great bunch and you will be made welcome. Give us a call.
The Bike Club continues to run and is particularly mindful of the health benefits of cycling, in addition to today's environmental issues. Various activities are run including bike trips throughout the local area.
The club has evolved and includes both a repair facility and offers regular ride-outs in the grounds of Tredegar House. More recently we have to thank Atkins for a major refurbishment of the facilities; thanks also to all our volunteers who worked so hard to make it happen.
We now have volunteers, men and women from the Duffryn Estate, who are helping to deliver this project consistently. If you can spare just a couple of hours once a week and would like to be involved and undertake some training please contact Bob Barry s on 01633 816916. The club meets on Thursdays 3.30pm - 5.30pm during the summer months.
Our volunteers also deliver cycling proficiency level 1 at Duffryn Junior School. Many thanks to Mr John Jackson for the instruction and to Headmaster Mr Kelland for supporting this initiative. A very special mention to 3Ms for donating more Hi-visibility vests which will be given to the children on completion of training. It's really good to see 'giants' such as 3Ms supporting local efforts to keep our children safe.
Duffryn Food Co-op has run for just over five years now, it runs on a Wednesday morning. We offer seasonal produce and bags of vegetables, fruit or salad can be had for £2.50 per bag. Orders are placed and paid for a week in advance. This again, is run by volunteers at no cost to the community. The whole amount is spent on produce. Diet is so important to enjoying good health and this gives an opportunity to be part of something which is an aid to good health. Again; brilliant volunteers for this project, founded in October 2005.
Age Cymru have supported us in most of our work to develop opportunities for older people to enhance their quality of life. They have suggested that older people who may be alone at Christmas could think about inviting a neighbour or friend along, as so many older people can feel very alone at that time of year. It's a brilliant idea, and one that should not just be saved for Christmas! Think about someone that you know who may be alone, get together and extend it throughout the year. Remember a stranger is just a friend that you haven't yet met!