Posted: Fri 10th Jan 2014

Community spirit grows amongst Connah`s Quay residents after ITV programme features them

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jan 10th, 2014


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Regular community meetings have been set up in Deeside following a TV programme which explored how many people know their neighbours.

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Residents from Uplands Avenue, Connah’s Quay, will meet today at Connah’s Quay Town Council offices.

The meeting was arranged by town council chairman Andy Dunbobbin after many of the residents took part in a special ITV Tonight programme aimed at getting more people to get to know their neighbours.

During the programme is was revealed that one family, the Rodaways, had been dealing with their 11-year-old son Ethan’s rare liver condition. At a special meet-up set up at Wepre Park, residents raised cash for the cause by holding a raffle and the amount was matched by Connah’s Quay Town Council.

A cheque was presented to the Rodaways at the town council gathering, which gave everyone in Uplands Avenue and further afield the chance to meet up again.

The Rodaway Family Credit: ITV / Tonight

The Rodaway Family –  Credit: ITV / Tonight

Alyn and Deeside AM Carl Sargeant was among the attendees.

He said:

“I would like to congratulate the town council on going the extra mile to engage with the community.

“It’s great to see so many people getting to know each other and even better that this drive to capture community spirit has led to a family who are struggling with a very difficult situation receiving extra help

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