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Community Organisations


The Promenade

Brecon Volunteer Bureau

Brecnock Access Group

The Promenade

The Promenade is unique.  It has the natural environment to provide a riverside environmental experience for everyone, challenging inclusive play facilities, a leisure attraction for the community and for visitors to Brecon encouraging tourism.

Brecon Volunteer Bureau

Broaden your horizons through voluntary action in your community, your country and overseas.  Brecon Volunteer Bureau can help you to find enjoyable and fulfilling volunteering opportunities.  If you are willing to give a few hours, if you have skills to pass on or if you are interested in making a difference, you may like to consider looking at the diverse range of voluntary activities which are alway available.  We make every effort to match individuals to a suitable occupation.

You might ask 'What will I get out of it?'  Volunteering is very much a two way process, volunteers gain in many ways, for example there is much to learn, training is available, volunteers have opportunities to try things out and acquire new skills.  It looks good on your C.V.  Volunteers meet new people, it gets you out of the house and provides a social life, volunteers feel valued.  VOLUNTEERING IS FUN!

Looking for something a bit different?  Would you like to teach rugby in Germany?  Work in a theatre in Poland?  Take part in a work camp for street children in Spain or support Amnesty International in Iceland? Short and longer term international volunteering details are available in the office.

Want to find out more?  Please visit us!  The office is situated in the Courtyard behind the Bishop Bevan Hall in the Town Centre.  Open weekdays 9am to 1pm - 2pm to 5pm by appointment.  Brecon Volunteer Bureau, Church House, 11 Lion Street, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7AY.  Telephone: 01874 625393.  Email: info@vbxbrecon.freeserve.co.uk

Brecknock Access Group

The Brecknock Access Group is a voluntary organisation whose members, many with physical and sensory impairments, are working to improve access to buildings and services in the County.  Since November 2004 Part III of the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act requires all businesses to make their services available to all, either by adapting their premises or offering alternative arrangements.

We believe that a more accessible environment will benefit all - including the disabled, the frail and elderly, mothers with pushchairs, and children.

A booklet "OPEN FOR ALL" - lists venues and services with good or reasonable access which gives both residents and visiting disabled people up-to-date information on accessibility.  It is intended to boost tourism and economic development by encouraging all businesses to recognise the advantages of open access.  The disabled and the elderly have considerable spending power, and will only use it where they can access good and services.

If you would like a copy of this booklet please write to The Brecknock Access Group, Brecon War Memorial Hospital, Cerrigcochion Road, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7NS - or telephone: 01874 611401 - or email: brecknock.access@virgin.net