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pierre
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Posted - 30/09/2008 :  22:30:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anybody know exactlywhere this is ?

Cae
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Posted - 01/10/2008 :  00:09:53 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wouldn't be the Cottage Homes would it? Not sure what that's called nowadays.

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KenJ
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Posted - 01/10/2008 :  01:07:12 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cae is right - more details here:
http://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/PRINT/housing/9824.htm

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aussiewelshman
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Posted - 21/10/2008 :  09:59:10 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Homeless Centre Could Be Rebuilt.
Source - WalesOnline

PLANS to rebuild a unit for homeless people have been unveiled.

At a public meeting in Tredegar earlier this month, Blaenau Gwent Council outlined its plans for the town’s Arosfa unit.
The building, which is more than 100 years old, is in a poor condition and needs to be replaced.
And thanks to funding from the Welsh Assembly Government, the council will submit an application to demolish and rebuild the facility in the coming months.
The work, which is expected to cost around £1m, will be carried out by the United Welsh Housing Association.
A spokeswoman for Blaenau Gwent Council said a planning application is to be submitted to the authority shortly.
“The new build will help to provide good-quality temporary accommodation for families who, unfortunately, find themselves homeless,” she said.
The work is part of a £4m project for new housing in Blaenau Gwent that was unveiled earlier this year.
The council secured the funding from the Welsh Assembly through its Social Housing Grant programme and plans to work with the United Welsh Housing Association to regenerate areas of the borough.
These include Briery Hill flats in Ebbw Vale and new developments at Hillcrest View in Cwmtillery and Heol Elan in Rassau.
The schemes consist of affordable and rented housing, enabling first-time buyers and those in need of housing to access the housing market.
“This is great news for Blaenau Gwent. We are determined to improve the availability of good-quality housing for those who are most in need of it in the borough, and by working with our partners at United Welsh and the Welsh Assembly, we have created proposed schemes which have been successful in winning funding in a demanding process,”, said Coun Steve Thomas, the council’s executive member for housing.



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Terry
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Posted - 21/10/2008 :  11:51:51 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pity if it is pulled down, like the hospital the building plays a big part of Tredegars history. payed for by pennies from the miners, looks as if it is a repeat of the workmens hall sinario, when will these people in power learn, i think never,

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aussiewelshman
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Posted - 09/08/2009 :  03:02:44 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Opposition To New Homeless Shelter
Source - South Wales Argus

A NEW multimillion pound homeless shelter in Tredegar is being met with opposition - with the demolition of the existing building being described as "municipal vandalism."

Arosfa, Blaenau Gwent's only homeless shelter for the past 30 years, is set to be torn down and replaced with a new £2.7 million building with 20 self-contained flats and will be staffed 24 hours-a-day.
But people in the area say the 100-year-old building should be repaired instead to preserve the exterior.
Tredegar central and West councillor Haydn Trollope, who also sits on the Blaenau Gwent Heritage Forum, said: "It's wanton destruction and nothing more than municipal vandalism."
Cllr Trollope said he felt the council have ignored residents and their concerns about what is being seen as losing a part of the town's heritage
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The council said parts of the building are in a bad state and the cash needed to bring the building up to minimum standard by 2011 through repairs could not be found and demolishing and replacing the building is more financially viable.
John Morgan, of Blaenau Gwent Heritage Forum, said: "What's happening is vandalism, in a way they're destroying our heritage. I think it should be used in conjunction with Bedwellty House and Park."
Arosfa was built in 1903 after the land was donated by Lord Tredegar to the board of guardians of Tredegar specifically to build a children's home, known locally as the Cottage Homes.
The site was later donated to the old Monmouthshire County Council, before being handed over to the old Gwent County Council, then to Blaenau Gwent Council.
A public consultation was held in October 2008 to gauge reaction before the planning application was submitted. A meeting between the council and Tredegar Town Council was held in February.
Planning permission for the project, which is being run by United Welsh Housing Association, was given in July 2009.
The council said the design will meet heritage requirements set out in the Tredegar Heritage Guide and extra money was made available to ensure the building fits in with its surroundings.
Demolition work is due to start in April and the new building should take around 15 months to finish. It will feature solar panels, wind catchers and underfloor heating.
The council said: “This is an important project which will provide homeless people in Blaenau Gwent with safe and secure temporary accommodation. It will also provide a significant level of inward investment into the local area.”


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