Address:22 Commercial Street, Ystalyfera, SWANSEA, SA9 2HR
The development trust in Ystalyfera was established in 1995 as a response to taking forward actions to halt the declining economic and social prosperity then facing the community. At this time the Trust sought to focus its efforts on regenerating the community by restoring redundant buildings and encouraging self-help and social enterprise schemes. This still remains a core part of the trust’s remit.
Hosting of community learning facilities
As a strategic objective, Ystalyfera Development Trust seeks to work in partnership with a wide range of statutory agencies and community groups to attract inward investment into the village, with a vision to create a thriving and dynamic community.
Ystalyfera is a former industrial village in the upper Swansea Valley, on the River Tawe, about 13 miles (21 km) north-east of Swansea. It is an electoral ward and a community in the unitary authority of Neath Port Talbot, Wales, comprising a resident population of just over 3,000 people, approximately 60% of whom speak Welsh.
Property development – owns 5 properties which have been refurbished and improved and are let as a mix of commercial, community and residential units Training and consultancy – offering a rang of community development, enterprise and economic development activities Management services – secretarial and management services
HERIAN – Heritage Trail
A partnership is being formed between various organisations in Neath Port Talbot and Powys to take forward a heritage project under the auspices of Herian. The initial Heritage plan has now been drafted and a short community film has been produced. The project is in its infancy and now awaiting funding to progress.