Launched today, the Neath Town Centre Chewing Gum Pollution Project and Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council’s Chewing Gum Action Group. A big thank you to Neath Town Mayor Cllr Mark Protheroe, Cllr Edward Latham, Cabinet Member for Streetscene and Engineering, Cllr Alan Lockyer and Mr Mike Roberts Head of Streetscene and Engineering for attending today.
Neath Rotary is proud to have initiated this project in partnership with the Neath Port Talbot Group of Colleges
Since the project was initiated last December Rotary has seen their partnerships grow with NPTCB Council, Neath Town Council, Keep Wales Tidy, Neath Inspired, Neath YMCA, Neath Chamber of Trade, Gnoll Primary School, Dwryfelin Comprehensive school, Neath Port Talbot Council for Voluntary Service and a connection is ongoing to involve the support of Network Rail. This is being achieved with the help of Assembly member Jeremy Miles and MP Christina Rees
Neath Rotary thanks you all, with a special thank you to the brilliant College marketing team and the staff and students of Neath Campus College, Dwryfelyn Comprehensive School and the staff and children of Gnoll Primary School. We thank the Castle Hotel and another big thank you to the Neath Ukuleles who yet again have supported our cause with their cheerful music.
Following on from the success of the first FREE Facebook & Multi Media Marketing training course when 13 businesses attended, Neath Inspired is now running the training again.
The course will take place on Tuesday 10th October in the Gwyn Hall. BID Businesses are recommended to apply early as places are limited to 12 people for each course.
There will be a Beginners , Intermediate and Expert session held at intervals throughout the day.
Please contact Andrew Shufflebotham at email@example.com for more details.
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Neath Beer & Cider Festival has once again been a resounding success attracting extra footfall into the town centre on both the Friday and Saturday of the event.
Participating cafe’s and bars reported increased sales and other businesses benefited from the major increase in footfall also recording better sales.
The organisers wish to thank all participating businesses and volunteers who helped on the day with a special vote of thanks to Neath Town Council for the provision of the Town Hall which hosted a wide range of guest real ales and live music.
The next Neath Inspired supported event is the Food & Drink Festival Friday 29th September, Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st of October. Over 75 stalls already booked in to attend Make a note of the dates in your diary for a great weekend.
A business breakfast in the Ambassador Hotel’s President Suite organised by Neath Inspired Limited attracted over 40 representatives of Neath businesses and other town centre stakeholders.
The event was the inaugural Business Breakfast and is the first of a regular series on networking events for the Neath Business Improvement District calendar.
Robert Williams, Chairman of Neath Inspired Limited Board, introduced the Business Improvement District objectives of increasing footfall into and within Neath town centre and making the town a more vibrant and attractive destination for all. He stressed the importance of partnership working with the Local Authority, Neath Town Council, the Chamber of Trade and other businesses, organisations and stakeholders to achieve its aims.
Andrew Shufflebotham, manager of the Business Improvement District and Brian Stokes CEO of ITCS, web designers introduced the new Web Site www.neathinspired.co.uk
The site is geared to providing useful information to businesses, local people and visitors, with details of events and businesses.
Businesses present and other BID Businesses are encouraged to visit the site and register their details on the “Contact Page” for inclusion in the Business Directory.
Andrew Shufflebotham said “We need a joint effort from all BID Businesses to promote everything that is good about Neath, and there is a lot. It is a shopping destination with a comprehensive offer of shops, cafes and eating places. It is place to do business whether it is to pay money in or take money out of the bank, shop, buy a house, get married, register a birth, buy stamps, book a holiday and so much more. Talk your town up and encourage everyone to buy local. It makes good sense.
St Thomas’ Church hosted a very well attended Medieval event that attracted an appreciative audiences into town and the grounds of the church on Friday and Saturday 16th & 17th June. With many members of the congregation of St Thomas dressing in traditional costumes.
On Friday, the Focus was on education with over 100 local school children learning about various medieval skills from knowledgeable re-enactors dressed in typical medieval attire. Demonstrations included long bows, arrows, armour, leaded windows, chain mail making, herbs, stry telling and brass rubbing, with a model of Neath Castle and other exhibitions.
Saturday saw the Ammanford Boars re-enactors set up their tents in the Church Yard where other demonstrations including “have a go archery” and sponge throwing at men in stocks were performed.
Swansea Bay Radio supplied music on Saturday and leaflets advertising up and coming events were distributed by their marketing team.
The event was the first of its kind in Neath & it is hoped that it will become a feature of the seasonal calendar of town centre events.
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