Tagged: Merthyr Tydfil

Community Development and the arts – The Ugly Duckling 4

Community Development and the arts – The Ugly Duckling

I recently took a drive to Merthyr Tydfil/Merthyr Tudful for an afternoon out and made a beeline for the newly-renovated Redhouse in the centre of town. The Redhouse is the new name for Merthyr’s former town hall. It is a...

Community development on Twitter follow up – @forsythiayouth at the Welsh Assembly 5

Community development on Twitter follow up – @forsythiayouth at the Welsh Assembly

In my recent blog about community development Twitter accounts in Wales worth a follow I highlighted the @forsythiayouth group in Merthyr Tydfil/Merthyr Tudful which showcases through its Twitter account the empowerment of local young people to tackle issues affecting them and...

Community development on Twitter – 3 accounts to follow from Wales 2

Community development on Twitter – 3 accounts to follow from Wales

@forsythiayouth (3G’s Forsythia Youth Project, Merthyr Tydfil/Merthyr Tudful) – “Every Young Person is Capable of Greatness” is the account’s strapline and judging by the range of activities portrayed on its twitter account @forsythiayouth is making an admirable...

Reblog (via @markpitman1): Cup connections stretch into the community 0

Reblog (via @markpitman1): Cup connections stretch into the community

The below is an insightful look at how grassroots football is engaging with young people in two Welsh communities – Clydach Vale in the Rhondda, and Port Talbot – in order to promote positive and healthy...

When ‘Community Development’ becomes a pejorative term? 0

When ‘Community Development’ becomes a pejorative term?

I recall starting a community development job in Merthyr Tydfil on a small, predominantly social housing estate in early 2003. Within a couple of days of starting I noticed a house scarred by an apparently recent...