Grant for Fir tree centre

Grant leaves Fir Tree Centre ready for action

The Fir Tree Community Association began a new era recently, with the official opening of its new Community Centre in Treharris. Constructed with a grant of £183,000 from Miller Argent’s Ffos-y-fran Community Benefit Fund, work on the new centre began in 2012 and was officially opened for the first time at the end of November, much to the excitement of the Treharris community.

Glenn Price, chairman of the community association said: “Until now, we simply haven’t had the facilities to be able to do many of the things that local people want to do, but this exciting new centre will change all that.”

The Fir Tree Community Association was formed 25 Years ago to act as a focal point for community activity and tackle issues such as vandalism and general nuisance behaviour. The shiny new community centre now enables the association to host a variety of events, including youth nights, bingo, regular coffee mornings, and local police clinics, as well as other events that cater specifically for children during the school holidays.

Neil Brown, managing director at Miller Argent said: “We’re incredibly proud to be part of this community, and helping to build this fantastic new facility is another example of our long term commitment to the area. We hope that local people will enjoy using the Fir Tree Centre for many years to come.”