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EggSeeds, Newydd & YEPS brighten the town after months of hard work, in partnership with Your Pontypridd Business Improvement District! 

  • By James Payne
  • 24 Jul, 2017
Over the last few months EggSeeds, Newydd and youths from Hawthorn High School's Youth Engagement and Participation programme have been hard at work, building planters to go in Pontypridd Town Centre and improve the appearance of the train station and give something back to the professional services businesses on Gelliwastad Road. 

All organisations came together on the 18th and 19th of July, and had great fun planting the boxes up and installing them in the train station, and putting them outside businesses on Gelliwastad Road! Unfortunately, due to Health & Safety concerns the planters at the train station have had to be removed, and are temporarily in storage as we work to find a solution! 

The youths worked very hard on the Wednesday to plant and put up the superb plant boxes outside KTP Solicitors, Co-operative Funeralcare, Spicketts Battrick, David W Harris, KLP Accountants, Alan Newland & Co, Sullivans, Seren Funeral Directors and Thomas Morgan & Associates!  We look forward to seeing them again in the Summer to put more plant boxes outside more businesses in Gelliwastad Road, all plants are pollinator friendly as we are keen to make Pontypridd a bee friendly town! 

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By James Payne 17 Jan, 2018
Gwynns Opticians have sponsored Hawthorn High School's Year 8 and 9 football team, the new kit features Gwynns Opticians logo and the boys are very excited to play in their brand new kits! 

Director Phillip Rees said "It's great to promote Hawthorn High Schools football team, and we are very happy to be sponsoring. We are always keen to work with those in our local community, and this is a great example of that"

Gwynns Opticians is an independent group of optical practices, committed to providing the highest standards of professional eye care and good value for money, combined with a friendly and professional service. For over 50 years, Gwynns Opticians have served the communities of South Wales with quality services and products in eye care.

Visit them at their Pontypridd branch at 72a Taff Street, where a friendly welcome and professional service will be waiting for you. 

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A huge thank you to everyone who voted for the Hope Rescue Charity Shop in our competition for the Pontypridd Business Improvement District ‘Best Dressed Window’ award for Christmas 2017.

The winning display was chosen by voters online on the BID's Facebook page, we received a huge response with the post reaching 20,000 users and over 700 people voted, eight businesses in the Business Improvement District participated. 

AM for Pontypridd Mick Antoniw, who presented the award to our Retail Manager, Katy Scourfield said: “Congratulations to Hope Rescue who managed to fend off some fierce completion to win the public vote. Hope Rescue is doing important work by rehoming dogs and promoting responsible dog ownership and I’m delighted to present them with this well-deserved award.”

BID Manager Victoria Pulman said: "Congratulations to Katy and the team at Hope Rescue, this is the first year the BID have run this award and we've had a great response from all the businesses involved. Hope Rescue have beaten strong competition, and we look forward to doing it all again next year'

Katy Scourfield responded:“We’re absolutely thrilled to win this award. Our team of twenty volunteers work incredibly hard to provide high quality displays and a special service all year around, so this award is for the whole team. I’d like to thank all our customers for supporting Hope Rescue.”

Congratulations and well done to the Charity Shop team!
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