Pennant Walters provide community funding to Cwmdare community

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Pennant Walters are delighted to have funded a community garden which enabled a partnership project between Cwmdare for Cwmdare (C4C) and Cwmdar Primary School to come to life with flowers blooming for the first time this Spring. Through the partnership Year 3 pupils researched which flowers to grow and nurtured the garden for over four months.

The funding from Pennant Walters is linked to Pennant Walters’ 9 turbine 22 MW Mynydd Bwllfa windfarm near Aberdare in Rhondda Cynon Taf, which became operational in 2015. It builds on previous donations that Pennant Walters has made to support various community groups and the local school.

On St David’s Day (1st March) pupils and teachers from Cwmdar Primary gathered alongside C4C members in the village’s community garden to celebrate. Cwmdare for Cwmdare was established approximately 15 years ago and has since been working with one vision – to regenerate the community.

Dale Hart Managing Director of Pennant Walters said:
“Our wind energy projects come with community funds that we use to invest in projects such as this and our aim is to bring very real benefits to the communities in the vicinity of our projects, providing financial assistance and expertise where we can.”

Councillor for Aberdare West and Llwydcoed, Ann Crimmings, is heavily involved with C4C and brought the project to life. She said:

“We are a strong community group which comes together to help Cwmdare flourish. Relying on the goodwill of local people we are delighted to bring the garden to fruition so that the entire community can enjoy it.”

“We are delighted that by securing this funding we have been able to further improve the area, whilst also enhancing the learning of many of the pupils at the school. It is wonderful that the garden is in bloom and we are thrilled to celebrate such an important occasion with everyone involved.”