We are local residents: just ordinary people living, working, parenting, growing-up and growing old in and around Abergavenny. Our journey to secure a local asset (the old school) for community ownership began in 2004.
The lived experience of people, spanning decades, comes together here to inform what is happening, now; but with a foot in the past and an eye to the future the Trust seeks to work differently by including other ways of thinking, acting and working with others to improve more local lives.
The Charity, through the provision of the Abergavenny Community Centre brings people together to socialize – keeping people active and involved for longer. The role of the charity is to include people and, to be led by them in determining how existing resources -time, effort, skills, money – are combined and re-allocatd to address local priorities.
The ‘together under one roof ‘ ethos nutures a sharing/supporting culture that is opening ways for more of us to contribute, whereby, creating/freeing a-little-bit-more for each other and for giving back in the different communities to which we identify, live and belong.
The Centre is a community-led response made up of people, who through their own experiences, understand that life can become complicated and, when looking for help, that the best kind is simple, practical & within reach.