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RELIEF CARETAKER-WELFARE HALL, LOUGHOR
Salary - £10.00 an hour.
Duties can include cleaning, security, taking bookings and minor maintenance and repair-a full Job Description is available from the Clerk.
Applicants should preferably live within a reasonable distance from the Hall, have home or mobile phone, be physically fit, and be able to deal with the public.
Please apply in writing giving personal details, previous work experience and any qualifications together with the names of two referees to:
Mr N.G.Havard, Clerk to the Council.
30 Huntingdon Way
Tel. 01792 419121
Closing date for Applications; 30th November 2022
JOB DESCRIPTION-RELIEF CARETAKER
Duties and Responsibilities-to provide cover for the Caretaker at the Welfare Hall, Woodlands Road, Loughor on the occasions of the Caretaker’s absence through holidays, sickness or other reasons.
Duties will depend on whether the cover is short term ie 3 weeks or less or long term.
The following duties and responsibilities will apply to short term cover
1-general care, maintenance and cleaning of the Hall
2-opening and closing the Hall for the users of the Hall including the carrying out of the necessary seating/table arrangements for each user
3-to report to the Clerk of the Council any issues of whatsoever description
4-at all times to be responsible for the keys to the Hall and under no circumstances whatsoever to release or lend or permit the use of same by any user of the Hall
5-to carry out all other duties as reasonably required by the Council
If long term cover is required then the following additional duties will apply
i)to be the principal contact of the Council in respect of the administration of bookings of the Hall
ii)to collect takings/cash from each user and report to the Clerk
iii)to actively seek appropriate training eg manual handling
iv)if required to attend an appraisal by the Clerk
vi)to carry out any duties generally required by the Council in respect of its Annual Dinner, Awards Evening and Cawl a Chan and under no circumstances to be absent from any of these events without the express approval of the Council
The salary will be £10.00 an hour.
1-the person appointed should ideally live in the vicinity of the Welfare Hall in order to properly carry out their duties.
3-have home landline telephone and/or mobile so can be contacted easily
4-be computer literate and be familiar with Microsoft Word and e mail packages.
5-generally to be numerate and literate
6-have reasonable interpersonal skills
7-be honest and capable of working without direct supervision and show initiative
8-good time management skills
9-ability to undertake basic repair and maintenance tasks
10-ideally have previous experience of working in a building open to the public
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Councillor Kelly Roberts
The Mayor and Councillors of the Town Council wish to congratulate Kelly on her marvellous achievement of obtaining a Ph.D.
A summary of Kelly’s thesis is as follows
The United Kingdom is experiencing an ageing of its population. At the same time, society is becoming increasingly mobile. As people spread themselves wider and thinner, policy makers have the challenge of providing suitable mobility options for older people to ensure there is an acceptable level of social connectivity. To address transport disadvantage and encourage modal shift from car to bus, UK governments introduced free concessionary bus travel to all people over the age of 60 in 2002. The scheme is both popular and successful, however recently there has been a reduction in concessionary pass use linked to poor and inadequate transport options. The following thesis critically examines the relationships between concessionary bus travel and its implications for the health and wellbeing of older people in maintaining social connectivity and improved quality of life. This study employed a two-phase multiple method approach. The first phase involved conducting semi-structured interviews with identified concessionary bus pass users (n=33), which allowed respondents to share personal experiences in their own words. The second phase comprised of phase one participants completing a seven-day paper-based bus travel diary (n=10), which added a further dimension of frequency and behaviour in real time to the results. Findings show similarities in the way older people experience bus use in the context of their daily lives. However, the findings also demonstrate the subtle differences between the mobility needs of older people in relation to bus use, levels of health, wellbeing, and overall quality of life. The thematic analysis led to the creation of The Maintaining Social Connectivity Model to incorporate all elements of the public transport chain and to link social connectivity to the development, contribution, and outcome of concessionary travel and improved health, wellbeing and quality of life for older people. It is concluded that an attractive, useable, age-friendly bus travel environment is achieved when all three elements of connectedness are considered and can be met.
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Town Council received £10,000 Grant to assist with Local Foodbanks - press release
The Town Council are delighted to announce that it was successful in its Grant Application to the Welsh Government for Covid-19 assistance. The Council were awarded the full £10,000.00 Grant through the Business Rates Grant Scheme.
The Town Council continues to support the local community particularly in these difficult times and regularly supports both local and national organisations by means of awarding Grants itself. Since the commencement of the pandemic the Council awarded Food with Friends a foodbank operating out of St.Catherine’s Church, Gorseinon the sum of £1,000.00 to be utilized for the direct purchase of food and to alleviate food poverty generally.
The Town Council are however aware that in these difficult times there is a continuing demand for assistance by local residents and hence its decision to apply for these extra resources.
The £10,000.00 will be utilized to again support Food with Friends for the direct purchase of food.The Council would like this opportunity to publicly thank Food with Friends for the incredible work and support they are providing to our local community both in the Llwchwr and Gorseinon areas.Food with Friends provides food parcels to 250 households monthly by means of 15 volunteers.
The Town Council are proud to sponsor this organization with its vital work and will continue to strive to support the local community whenever the needs arise.The Town Council acknowledges and thanks the strong,committed volunteers,including local Members,who are prepared to give their time and donations to ensure that children,families and individuals will not go hungry and are pleased that the £10,000.00 Award will greatly assist in this endeavour.
The Town Council area consists of Lower Llwchwr, Upper Llwchwr, Garden Village and Kingsbridge.
Please visit the website to keep up-to-date with Town Council activities and local issues. You could also come along to our monthly Meetings which are generally held on the first Monday of each month at the Welfare Hall, Loughor at 7.00 p.m.-the exceptions are the January Meeting which is held in the middle of the month and August when there are no Meetings.
A Welsh translation of the documents appearing on the website can be made available on request to the Clerk
Welsh classes now recruiting in the local area. Further details at https://learnwelsh.cymru/