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Site visit for Aberfan youngsters to New MTHA development

A group of children from a local pre-school in Aberfan, near our new housing development recently visited the construction site to learn about site safety and the environment, thanks to our partners and community regeneration specialist Keepmoat.

Twelve children from the nursery at Trinity Child and Family Centre made the short journey to the £2.5million development where Keepmoat is currently building 23 new homes in Walters Terrace on behalf of Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association.

The children dressed up in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and were escorted to a segregated area to view the site by Keepmoat Project Manager Daniel Bevan. The children were also given a talk on how to be eco-friendly and had the opportunity to build a bug hotel out of recycled materials donated from the site in order to contribute to wildlife conservation.

Daniel said: “Here at Keepmoat, we pride ourselves on working with the local community while transforming areas for people to live. By encouraging local children to visit our sites, we can warn them of the dangers of playing on construction sites, teach them about how to be environmentally safe and also inspire the next generation of construction professionals.”
Tania Stephens, Trinity Child and Family Centre Manager, said: “The children had a great time visiting the site, with some now wanting to become builders when they grow up! We look forward to future visits as the development grows and have many more exciting activities planned with the team.”
Karen Courts, Chief Executive at Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association, said: “This is a great way of involving young children in projects that are happening in their area. We are delighted to be working with Keepmoat who are actively engaging with the local community during the development of the site.”

The homes consist of two and three bedroom houses and one and two bedroom flats, all for affordable rent. The development is set to create six new apprenticeships for local people, along with a number of work experience opportunities.

Trinity Child and Family Centre is an award winning inclusive childcare setting situated in the village of Aberfan. The centre is a focal point for people, providing a range of child, family and community services.

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