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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.
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A Welsh translation of the documents appearing on the website can be made available on request to the Clerk
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