Neighbours - everybody needs good neighbours...
RESIDENTS living on the east side of Carmarthen are being encouraged to be good neighbours.
A tenants and residents group running in the town is on the search for new members as it celebrates its first year in operation.
TREC – Tenants and Residents of East Carmarthen – was set up with the help of Carmarthenshire County Council’s housing department in 2009.
Its main aim is to create a community atmosphere between residents, whilst improving the area where they live.
Working with the council’s housing officers, the group is working together on several improvement projects in the area, including traffic calming measures for Park Hall and Belvedere Avenue, tidying up the woodland area between Park Hall and Priory Street, and creating play facilities in Park Hall.
The group is also trying to establish a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in the area, which will provide extra security for residents, as well as entitling them to discounted home insurance.
Maria Evans, one of the council’s tenant participation and housing officers, said: “There is a lovely mix of tenants and residents living on the east side of Carmarthen, and by forming this group they are helping to create a nurturing community environment for families and neighbours.
“TREC has been going for a year now, and it has already made huge strides in making the area a safer and happier place to live. It would be great if the group could celebrate its first year by welcoming some new members to join the group and its committee. It is a very rewarding way to socialise with neighbours, and by working together, residents and tenants are making a big difference to the area.”
Kirsty Ball, who is chair of the group, added: “We would really appreciate people coming to the meetings and getting involved. We want a safer community for our children to play, and for the older people who live in the area. We are not doing this for selfish reasons, we want a safe place to live.”
If you live in east Carmarthen, and would like to join the group, or the committee, please call Kirsty Ball on 07784 944 398.