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Circuit of Wales race track given go ahead at Ebbw Vale

The news that the Circuit of Wales has been granted planning permission has been warmly welcomed by Tai Calon Community Housing, the largest social landlord in the county.

Jen Barfoot, Chief Executive said: “This is fantastic news for Blaenau Gwent and everyone who lives and works in the county. We like, Blaenau Gwent Council, have worked hard to create training and work for people within the County Borough. The Circuit of Wales will offer a huge boost to all our ambitions to make Blaenau Gwent a brilliant place to live, work and play.

It will also encourage tourism and attract even more people to our lovely county. We have some fantastic scenery here in Blaenau Gwent. While we might take it for granted, visitors often comment on how beautiful and green it is.”

Tai Calon, which has more than 6,100 homes in the county, already runs training schemes and is talking to local people and businesses about what more it can do. Later this month it is launching its own job club from its office at Solis One in Blaina. It has already provided a room for A4E, a local training provider, to use for its own weekly job club.

Ross Watts, Head of Communities, added: “We are looking forward to working closely with the Council and Circuit of Wales to put Blaenau Gwent on the jobs map. The people of this county have so much to offer and we are determined to do whatever we can to help them succeed in the job market.”

Tai Calon aims to employ as many local people as possible and to keep as much of the income it generates within the county. It also works with its contractors to offer training placements and jobs opportunities for tenants and residents of Blaenau Gwent. Click here to read more.

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