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Siawns Teg has taken over the Old Hafren Radio Station in Newtown Park, at the top of the bus station car park.

 

Why?

We have enjoyed working out of 5, Severn Square in Newtown for about 4 years, and in that time we have developed both as an organisation, and in the services we offer.  Now we need to work from a place that is easier for people to access, is closer to the community, and allows for more things to happen.

 

What things?

Well we need to continue with helping people to feel and be part of the community, and the new venue will make that more inviting as it will be a place with lots going on, and less threatening because of the open spaces.

 

We will continue to provide one to one support, signposting, learning skills around work and social plans, and formal education around work and life skills.

 

The big NEW thing is that we want to use this venue for the benefit of the local community.  The venue will provide rooms where ideas can be discussed and shared.  An example is where a recent survey of young people has identified the need for open wifi access in the town.  So getting together a group of interested people can help this idea become reality.

 

So although Siawns Teg will be responsible for the building, the majority of space will be given up to the community.  We are calling this initiative Open Hub.


Anyone interested in the Open Hub MUST come and say Hello

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How to help the Hub



Did you know that a recent consultation process in Newtown highlighted a need to raise the profile of the town, making it themed and attractive for tourists, employers and the community at large?  During the consultation it became obvious that there is no place for people to meet and share ideas and resources on a spontaneous basis.

 

A permanent location is vital and Siawns Teg have negotiated a long term lease with Powys County Council for the former Radio Hafren building in the bus station car park, where the Hub will be sited.  It will provide consistency, a place to store and progress information, and more essentially nurture a meaningful sense of engagement and participation.  It will also act as a central information hub for:

 

▪ tourism  
▪ community events 
▪ notice board 
▪ job vacancies 
▪ advertising services
▪ meeting/training venue

 

The Open Hub will benefit the community greatly, yet although Siawns Teg can provide support, expertise and management of the building, it cannot fund the activities of the Hub.  I am therefore asking for your help to make the Hub happen.   We need businesses in the Newtown area to make Siawns Teg their local charity to support.  The business plan and cashflow for the Open Hub is available on request, and we are seeking funds of £18,500 to set up and run the Hub during 2017.

 

Sponsors (£500 or more) will be advertised in the Hub and Newsletters. Your staff team are welcome to join our volunteers and help to organise events and shape the Hub.  Regular financial support, or a one-off payment of any amount will be gratefully received.  You can send a cheque made out to Siawns Teg, or ask me to come and discuss our work with you.

 

Siawns Teg is a Newtown based registered charity working to improve opportunities for people seeking work and community worth.  Please visit our web site for more information.

 

Thank you in advance. We appreciate your support.