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Bevan Foundation presents to Cynon Valley economy working group

February 11th 2021

The Bevan Foundation presented to a group that has been set up to look at practical ways to build a resilient, sustainable local economy

The Bevan Foundation recently presented to a local economy group on its work on building resilient economies

Speaking to an economy sub-group set up by Beth Winter, Member of Parliament for Cynon valley, the Bevan Foundation set out its work over the past few years, especially in relation to the south Wales valleys. The group, made up of local activists, businesses and stakeholders in the Cynon valley, is exploring practical actions and ideas to implement in the area to regenerate and grow the local economy sustainably.

Helen Cunningham, policy and research officer at the Bevan Foundation, gave an overview of some of the key actions and areas that the Bevan Foundation advocates, including action to grow fair work,  support small and micro businesses that make up the majority of businesses in many places, and the development of anchor towns in the valleys as a way to re-balance development. Speaking about the session, Helen Cunningham said “It was great to speak to the group and outline some of our recent work, as well as to hear the recent experiences of residents and businesses in Cynon valley”

The Bevan Foundation is not political but we are pleased to share our work with groups of all political colours.  If you would like one of the Bevan Foundation team to talk to your group please contact us.


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