The Fern Partnership Autumn/Winter Programme is now live. To view our upcoming adult learning courses and community sessions please visit our Eventbrite page bit.ly/1YvPhtE Paper copies are available at the Hub please call in to collect or call us on 01443 732256 for more information
*Please note for Level 2 or 3 courses you must have evidence of completion of a previous Level 2 qualification or be prepared to complete an Essential Skills Assessment prior to attending your chosen session.
Courses are free unless otherwise stated, we welcome donations to support the Community Hub Venue and Programme ...
The Friends of Ferndale are a registered charity who work in partnership with Ferndale Community School. The objective and ethos of the trust is to advance the education and opportunities for students as well as the wider community. Maerdy Community Resource Hub (former Library) will be run via the…
From September Valleys Steps will be running mindfulness and Stress Control courses at Maerdy Community Hub, to book a place visit our Eventbrite page to register bit.ly/1YvPhtE or for more information about the courses come along to the information session on Thursday 24th August 2-3:30pm ...
The Fern Partnership run an inter-generational project in the Rhondda Fach called 'Generations Together'. The project aims to reduce isolation and ageist attitudes and at the same time raise respect and value amongst different groups while utilising each community members skills, knowledge and experience to support one another.
This survey is an opportunity for community members to have a say on what they feel would work well locally or what would interest them if available in their local area.
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer or finding out what volunteering opportunites are available in your local area? Come along and meet Thomas from Intelinks Volunteer Centre Team at our Work Club based in Ferndale Library on Friday August 18th between 10-12 noon. We look forward to meeting w...
Yesterday's fruit is fab session at maerdy hub was so much fun, the children (and adults) enjoyed making fruit kebabs, fruit printing and also making and testing out our fruit face masks. We will definitely be planning another fruit session in the future, keep an eye on our page for more details. ...
Come along to our Fruit is Fab Family session at Maerdy Community Hub this afternoon 2-3pm. Lots of fun fruit activities including making your own fruit face masks and more.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. £1.50 charge per child (includes snack and drink)
Fruit is Fab Well being SessionAugust 9, 2017, 2:00pmMaerdy Community Hub, North Terrace, Cf43 4DDCome along and have some fun with fruit in our summer Fruit is Fab wellbeing session at Maerdy Community Hub on Wednesday 9th August 2-3pm. There will be lots of fun, fruit themed activities including, fruit kebab making, fruit tasters, face mask making and more.
£1.50 per person charge for the session, includes refreshments. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information contact Jade on 01443 732256....
If you are thinking of using our Little Ferns Childcare based in Maerdy or Cwmparc, or Junior Fern's After School Care based in Ferndale from September, or interested in having a look around our settings, meeting the staff and finding out what activities are on offer then please come along to our open day Friday 11th August at 10am to find out more. Spaces for September 2017 are filling up quickly so to avoid disappointment please get in touch soon. Thanks 🙂 ...
Due to the bad weather Maerdy Community Hub's Nature Walk and Seed Bomb Planting session will be cancelled this morning. We still have lots more family sessions running at the Hub throughout the Summer. Please see poster for dates and times ...
Following the closure of Ferndale Infant School last year and lots of speculation within the community about the plans for the building we are extremely excited and proud to announce that The Fern Partnership have been successful in their business plan and will be developing this centre in partnership with RCT Together Team. This school is so close to the hearts of many of our staff. They attended this school along with their siblings, followed by their own children. The closure was a shock to many and was a real loss to the heart of Ferndale. We would like to take this opportunity to inform the community that we have positive plans to develop this into a centre Ferndale residents and the Valleys can be proud of, offering childcare and community activities for all generations. If all plans run smoothly the centre will be open to the public January 2018. We will shortly be conducting a community consultation to find out your views and opinions to ensure we utilise the facility to it's maximum potential. In the mean time if you have any questions and/or suggestions please contact Nikki Beach on 01443 735988 or N.email@example.com ...
Hopefully we can bring life back into this fantastic community resource with the help of our local children, young people, adults and older persons. Exciting times for Ferndale 😀
I agree a daycare does sound good, personally I found when I was young a youth a club was the last place I wanted to go I was happy hanging around ( as a parent I can see why you'd rather not have your child do this.... but we did 😁 and thankfully not causing grief)
but if you could try and incorporate somewhere for elderly residents to socialise during certain hours of the day that also would be a benefit to the community, elderly people always meet up on the strand to catch up with friends or simply just to have something to do and to people watch, not enough is done to encourage elderly isolated people out of thier homes and if this could also be incorporated then even better
That's great news ! Beautiful building which I have no doubt under the direction of such a fantastic organisation ( Fern Partnership)will become the heart of our little community , good luck with the new venture all involved x
Both my boys attended this happy school community and I was a parent governor, I'm delighted to hear that this lovely building is going to continue to be used for the community xx ❤️
This is absolutely fantastic news! So glad to hear such positive things for our community. Being a previous pupil of this school, I was devastated when it was announced that the school was going to close. It would have been such a shame to see such a wonderful building deteriorate and remain empty when it has huge potential for the whole community. With the building being located in such a prime area, almost being the focal point of Ferndale, I think
it will provide the community with a nurturing environment that will hopefully bring all generations together and re-establish our community's heritage and community spirit.
In terms of services that I feel would be very beneficial for the community, are things including a quality childcare provision and an extended Youth Provision. I feel these two would be great services to look into as there is a continuing demand for quality childcare within this area as there is very little currently. Also, offering a Youth service would be a fantastic idea to look into. I currently work in the Youth Service for the local authority and we have a well-establish Youth provision based on Ferndale Community School on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Unfortunately, we are only able to run our provision on these nights, however from building relationships with the wonderful young people of our community, I can assure you that they would love the opportunity to access such provisions as many nights of the week as possible. Im sure that through effective partnership working with yourselves and our team, that together we could develop some sort of plan to work with one another to provide this well-needed service for the younger people of our community on nights of the week that we are unable to provide such services.
I would like to wish all involved every success in this venture. I'm so pleased to see that people still have faith in our community and are willing to try their best to give back to our community and make it an even better place than it already is!
Well done all😁!
I was part of the PTA that got the mosaic, great news that the school will be kept in the community for their use. Well done all involved
It makes me really sad when I pass on a daily basis and seeing the mosaic on the school wall with all the happy smiling children's faces... Good Luck it will be great to see it being used whether it's for children or not and fantastic for our community x x
I would really like to see a youth club in the evenings and get the youth out of the house. I would also like to pay into this on a monthly basis say £5 a month if this would maintain the upkeep for the community. Just a thought.
Childcare/full time Creche!! This area is crying out for local affordable quality childcare!
Child play centre/ youth club for teenagers?
Fantastic news it be nice to see the doors back open there instead off it all over growing and going to waste xx
Great news be nice to see live back in the building, good luck in this new venture!!!!
Community Hub / creative learning environment. But I would say that 😉
Excellent news all, good luck in setting it all up xx
Fab news good luck x
Fantastic news. Good luck. xxx
Holiday childcare for all ages 🤞
Glad something being done day centre for elderly to go during day would be OK Ann roderick
Generations Togethers Lego session at the hub went very well this afternoon, lovely to see the children working with the elder generation to create their masterpieces out of Lego. Lots going on at the hub over the holidays, please see the Summer Programme, pop in and speak with the Community Team or call 01443 732256 for more details 😀 ...
A Multi Award winning organisation and charity founded in 2008 by current Director of Business Michelle Coburn-Hughes as The Friends of Ferndale. The aims of the organisation is to enhance provision for pupils and offer services and support for the local community.
Due to rapid expansion and development in recent years the organisation is expanding to offer service to wider communities in RCT and beyond. In 2016 the organisation developed and became a company limited by guarentee with charitible status operating as 'The Fern Partnerhip'.