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

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

image itv.com

image itv.com

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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