RCT Together is the Council’s forward thinking approach to engaging with its residents and communities about how they can work together to explore alternative delivery models, which could maintain services and facilities in the future.
“Expressions of interest” can be submitted to the Council on proposals to sustain buildings that are either declared surplus or are still currently active.
RCT Council have declared the following Council properties surplus to their needs. Prior to putting these properties on the open market, we would like to explore with community and voluntary organisations across RCT whether these buildings can be utilised as “Assets of Community Value” and deliver services which meet the need of the broader community.
The needs analysis for this area identified the following gaps in service provision:-
- Adult education
- Mental health and wellbeing services for adults and children
- Debt and budgeting support
- Alcohol and substance misuse support for young people
- Support for young people to address anti-social behaviour
- Obesity - young people
- School attendance
- Play and youth provision
- Improving healthy relationships, linked to domestic abuse/violence
- Support for parents/siblings of children with ASD
Priority will be given to these and those proposals that address the key priorities laid out in RCT Council’s Single Integrated Plan “Delivering Change”, Social Services & Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 and Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.
We will provide a "30 day Window of Opportunity" for any community groups wishing to submit an initial expression of interest for the potential leasehold transfer of these buildings for community use.
Subject to your expression of interest you will then have up to 12 weeks to provide a fully costed Business Plan which will need to evidence that your proposals meets the needs of the community and are both viable and sustainable.
NB. The 30 Day Window of Opportunity ensures equity of opportunity and fairness to all community groups who may wish to declare an interest.
If you wish to submit an initial Expression of Interest for the following buildings please contact Katie Ennis, Ty Elai, Dinas Esaf East, Williamstown, Tonypandy, RCT CF40 1NY or email RCTtogether@rctcbc.gov.uk before the closing deadline. If you require any further information or support to progress your proposals, please telephone Katie Ennis on 01443 425368 who will be able to advise and signpost to appropriate support agencies.
Opportunities for community/voluntary group leases
|Date Entered|| Asset or Service ||Building Description||Closing date for submission of Expressions of Interest |
Perthcelyn Community Centre, Glamorgan Street, Perthcelyn. Mountain Ash. CF45 3RJ
NB. Where possible RCT Council will favour complementary and collaborative proposals which demonstrate maximising the use and sustainability of community assets and services.
If you wish to discuss your proposal before completing the Expression of Interest form, please contact Debra Hanney on 01443 744517 or 07880 044520.
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