Wrexham community groups score support from building contractor

A contractor working for Wrexham County Borough Council has helped two community groups build for the future by supporting initiatives to improve their facilities.

The Pave Aways team getting work on roofing repairs at The Venture Children’s Centre in Wrexham.

Pave Aways has sponsored the materials required for new dugouts at Queens Park Football Club and is carrying out essential roof repairs to The Venture children’s centre in Caia Park.

The firm, which has its Welsh headquarters in Benjamin Road, has been carrying out a £1.6m contract to reroof properties in the Caia Park area on behalf of the council.

It has also recently handed over the new £2.1m adoption centre in Bradley Road for Cats Protection.

As part of its contracts, Pave Aways pledges to support local projects that benefit the community with sporting and child related groups causes close to its heart.

Managing Director Steven Owen said the firm stepped in to offer help to Queens Park after hearing about its battle to remain in the Welsh National League.

“We discovered that the volunteers had already constructed two new dugouts as part of the criteria to get funding released from the Welsh Football Association so we donated the cost of the materials to the club.

“The Venture is a brilliant facility close to where we are working and does a great job providing free play provision to children from the wider Wrexham community so we were keen to work with them and carrying out these essential roof repairs in order to protect the future of the building.

“As a business, we firmly believe in giving back something to the communities where we live and work so are only too pleased to be able to support two great local organisations.”

Queen’s Park Secretary Dave Evans said without the support of Pave Aways’ it would not have been able to source the materials or fund the work that needed to be carried out.

He said: “The money provided enabled us to build the dugouts and secure them correctly. This work has had a huge impact on the local community as the previous dugouts were open and provided shelter for people to sit and drink alcohol and take drugs.

“We would often turn up on match day and have to clear the area of all sorts of paraphernalia. Since the new dugouts have been erected we have been able to secure the front with a solid lockable gate.”

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