Organisations join forces to assist Narberth Youth Project

By Paul Evans   |   Content editor   |
Monday 8th August 2022 4:00 pm
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Two Narberth Community Service organisations have joined forces to attack much-needed internal improvements to the Bustop Narberth Youth Project - located at the Lower Car Park in the town centre.

Councillor Sue Rees is a trustee of the charitable youth facility and she explained that in recent years they have managed to obtain funds, donations and some grants towards making the exterior of the building watertight by cladding it in pvc-covered mild steel green sheets which certainly enhanced the external appearance of the facility.

The building is used by the Narberth Explorer Scouts and also the Army Cadets for meetings and youth activities.

Over the past couple of years they kindly volunteered to assist Narberth and Whitland Rotary by marshalling the popular Santa Run around the Narberth town centre streets.

During a subsequent talk to Rotary by Staff Sergeant Instructor Gideon Carpenter it was revealed that the interior of the Bustop building needed decorative improvement to the two toilets and also they were seeking to have the kitchen re-fitted.

This is where Rotary became involved and past president Elaine Bradbury, proprietor of Electrical Contractors Havenkey Ltd, initially encouraged members to volunteer their services to assist.

Her husband Rotarian and co-owner Rob Bradbury surveyed the building with architect and fellow Rotarian Ken Morgan who was tasked to organise the work, and contacted Narberth and Whitland Round Table members to see if they might help out too.

Without hesitation the Round Table members donated £250 to help secure the required building materials for the toilets.

Rotary President Phil Thompson will now oversee the work and he recently met Cllr Rees and Round Table members together with a squad of the cadets to officially launch the voluntary project.

A significant help in this project was given by Mr Phil Murray, the manager of D P Building Supplies Ltd., of Narberth and Llanboidy.

He enlisted the help of directors Dorian and Darren Phillips to secure advantageous discounts from the manufacturers of the internal decorative cladding panels for the toilets.

Trustee Sue Rees had also secured a donation of kitchen fittings from a family member and so the project is now due to start in the immediate future.

“We are extremely grateful to Narberth and Whitland Round Table for their financial contribution which has kick-started the sourcing of materials and Cllr Rees’ donation of the kitchen fittings which gives us a good head start,” said Ken.

“I am sure we could not have achieved so much without the help of these organisations and D P Building Supplies Ltd.

“Rotarians will now set about stripping out the toilet walls and the kitchen layout before starting to assemble the new kit.”

If any locals would like to assist in this project please call Ken on 07972378301.

The Army cadets would also be delighted to hear from any parents or young persons who might be interested in joining in with Cadet force.

They meet various evenings over betweem 6.30 and 9.30 pm.

To join online application forms can be accessed at www.armycadets.com

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