Who are we?
We are a community social enterprise that supports local communities across Torfaen to access more affordable services through low cost quality work. Our main objectives are to help members of the public who are elderly, disabled & disadvantaged and provide training opportunities for local people, also supporting the local economy and the local environment. Our services are available to anyone throughout the borough of Torfaen though priority will be given to those who need it most.
We provide a range of garden and maintenance services on domestic and commercial properties. We carry out Project work with schools and local community buildings. We also involve ourselves in local community clean ups working in partnership with Bron Afon Housing & Melin Homes.
The Groundforce Trevethin project began operations in April 2010 and has been delivering a low cost quality service across Torfaen County Borough since March 2012. We were originally set up through the Trevethin Communities First partnership after an identified need was highlighted by local residents of Trevethin for assistance in maintaining their gardens. By utilising an employment initiative, the Future Jobs Fund programme Groundforce Trevethin was formed. Initially work was localised to the residents of Trevethin only as a free service and on a street by street basis. We developed over time with help & working in partnership with Bron Afon housing & Melin Homes who supported us through funding and advice. Through this partnership a small charge was introduced which was fully accepted by our satisfied customers. Through word of mouth & reputation we began to get requests to go further afield and once a vehicle was secured work began right across the borough reaching more and more people who would benefit from our services.
Why use us?
We are a friendly, trusted and a reliable low cost service which places our customers at the forefront of our thinking. Each customer has a feedback questionnaire which we actively encourage them to fill out. This has over time given us the positive feedback from which we base our operations and practical daily delivery upon. We are a local enterprise which strives to do its very best for the people of Torfaen, improving the environment and providing an affordable quality value for money service.
In 2013 we were privileged to be awarded ‘Torfaen’s Most Recommended Social Enterprise’ by The Town Crier Magazine. This award is made all the more special to us, as the awards are voted for by members of the public and our many existing customers that continuously recommend our services. Thank you!