Highlights from the Torfaen Community & Volunteer Awards 2021

2021 Winners

The Heart of the Community

Volunteer Caseworkers of Disability Advice Project

Young Volunteer

Bryony Powell

Adult Volunteer

Janette Smith

Environmental Volunteer

Chris Partridge

Trustee of the Year

Daniel Crandon

Sports Volunteer

Matt Cummins

Business of the Year

Age Connects Torfaen

Personal Journey

Chloe Goddard

Covid 19 Response Hero

Sabrina Cresswell

Health Volunteer

Alan Hiatt

2021 Awrds Categories

About Cwmbran Community Council

Croesyceiliog & Llanyrafon Community Council is very proud of the way in which local groups & volunteers have supported residents during these unprecedented times. The Community Council is pleased to be a sponsor of #TorfaenSaysThanks

About Capital Valley Plastics

We are one of the leading manufacturers of recycled Damp Proof membranes and Courses which is used to prevent moisture from entering a new building. 90% of our products are made from 100% recycled Polythene which is collected from various sources locally and across the UK. We have started a plastic collection service in which we set up local businesses, schools and organisations as collection points, provide them with a free collection service, the education needed about the plastic we accept and do not, provide signage, leaflets and bags to start collecting. We call this a closed loop product as the membrane stays in the building for the lifetime and doesn’t go back into the environment.

About Bron Afon

Bron Afon is a not for profit social enterprise, registered social landlord and community mutual organisation. We manage and maintain over 8,000 homes across Torfaen. At the heart of everything we do every day is our passion for delivering excellent high-quality services to our customers. Linked closely to this is our commitment to promoting and supporting vibrant, sustainable, safe, clean and healthy communities that people feel proud to live in. Our ambition is to create flourishing communities in our part of Wales, where everyone has a quality home to live in and where people who need it are supported and encouraged.

About Uddr

The uddr app was born to support the small and medium sized businesses at the very heart of our local communities. That’s why we created a simple, innovative, and cost-effective solution to help those local businesses get seen. As the fastest growing local service app in the UK, it’s clear that local people want to support local businesses. The uddr app provides 100s of local trades & services all in one place – simply send an instant message for quotes and bookings.

About Travis Perkins

Travis Perkins is one of the largest suppliers of building materials to the UK’s building and construction industry and are proud to have helped build Britain for over 200 years. During the COVID pandemic we have been a key business in maintaining Britain dry, safe and warm and deemed an Essential service. Within Torfaen area we have a number of branches, one such is Pontypool which has a partnership with Bron Afon Housing Association who along with supplying goods we support them with social value projects in the community.

About Torfaen Leisure Trust

We are proud to host a diverse range of activities within our venues which include health, fitness and many other sports. In addition to providing multi-purpose centres, the Trust also has staff dedicated to providing specialist projects relating to healthy lifestyles. We aim to get more local people active and we carefully balance our social ethos and commercial aspirations to maintain, invest and develop a wide range of quality sport and leisure services for our customers

About Prosteel Engineering

Pro Steel Engineering is a Pontypool-based steel specialist company operating across the UK and internationally. The company is renowned for safely delivering high-profile work, including collaborative projects like the London Olympic Stadium Transformation and ICC Wales’ 22 tonne steel Welsh dragon.

About Gwent Police & Crime Commissioner

The Police and Crime Commissioner is responsible for representing the people of Gwent and making sure the service provided by the police is efficient and effective. The Commissioner holds the Chief Constable to account for the delivery of local policing and is responsible for setting and updating a police and crime plan. Every year the Commissioner sets the force budget and the local council tax policing precept, and regularly engages with the public to ensure that the voices of communities are heard.

Have a look at the video of 2021 awards

Downlaod a copy of the program here!

See below a few photo's of the evening!

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