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The Upper Rhondda Fawr has around 10,000 residents. Its settlements are surrounded by some of the most dramatic and natural resource rich landscapes in Wales. Proud of its strong local identity and history, the community recognises lack of opportunities due to little local employment, health issues and withdrawing public services. There is positive community spirit and co-operation to try to solve such issues.


Our vision is to attain and demonstrate new ways of managing natural resources and local spaces for health, wellbeing, training and employment.


The area had Communities First status due to typically low qualifications and skill levels, scarce and poorly paid employment, coupled with health issues. Public services are disappearing, natural resources and open spaces are becoming neglected; or unused liabilities rather than assets.


Key community aspirations identified are:



We seek to achieve lasting change through consistent co-design/co-production across sectors, working with natural resources sustainably, demonstrating evident economic and social benefits locally, and a model which could be used more widely in RCT and Wales. Outcomes and outputs to demonstrate milestones and success along that pathway include:


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