We were delighted to attend the opening of the newly-refurbished Thomastown Community Hall, made possible with funding generated from our six turbines at Mynydd Portref Wind Farm. Built in 1984, Thomastown Community Hall has served the community well for more than 30 years, but thanks to the funding it has undergone a major refurbishment programme.
Cllr Eudine Hanagan of Rhondda Cynon Taf Borough Council opened the building and said: “I am delighted that Thomastown Community Hall has benefitted greatly from funding, making it a facility that is fit for the whole community.
“The premises have been used weekly by many community groups over many years, but we now have the potential to enhance the use of the building and encourage new community groups and organisations from Thomastown, Tonyrefail and neighbouring areas to also access the building.”
Simon Morgan, Development Manager for REG Power Management said: “We are pleased to support the community on this project. What a great job Cllr Hanagan, the committee and the Council have done in upgrading this valued community building.”
Mynydd Portref is extremely well-placed to harness the excellent wind resource in this part of South Wales, and it demonstrates that well-sited wind farms can offer benefits to local communities and attract strong local support.
More information on the community funds for Mynydd Portref Wind Farm is available here.