Dan Williams in the Torfonix studio

Inside the Torfonix studio- a radio station being set up in Cwmbran

Torfonix is an internet radio station being set up in Cwmbran and due to launch in 2015. Dan Williams is leading the project and he invited me into the room that is being converted into a studio at Randomz which is next door to the Football Factory. He wants individuals and community groups to get involved and broadcast their own shows. Free training to get your show on air Dan is offering free training to give people the skills to write, research, record and get their stories on the airwaves. So for example a writers’ group could record a show reading out their members’ short-stories and poetry. A sports club could…

Cwmbran secondary schools to get over £500,000 for poorest pupils #DemDef

Cwmbran’s three secondary schools will share over half a million pounds from the Welsh Government’s Pupil Deprivation Grant. This week the government published a report evaluating the impact of the grant that was first launched in 2012. “The grant was launched in 2012 and provides additional funding to schools based on the number of pupils on their roll eligible for Free School Meals or who are Looked After Children.” Over the next two years the Cwmbran schools will recieve: Fairwater High School 2015/16 £126,000 2016/17 £138,000 Llantarnam School 2015/16£178,500 2016/17 £195,500 Croesyceiliog School 2015/16 £152,250 2016/17 £166,750 Schools choose how to spend the cash on work or projects to close…

Help design the new £103,000 play park in Cwmbran

A drop-in session is being held this Thursday from 4pm-7.30pm in the bowls clubhouse at Cwmbran Park. Friends of Cwmbran Park and Torfaen County Borough Council have secured £103,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to build a new play area in Cwmbran Park. Everyone is welcome to go along this week and have their say on the type of equipment they would like to see in the park.   Posted with Blogsy