Locals were recently asked for their ideas and inspiration in naming a new development in Ynysawdre and the street it would be developed on. Jehu Group and Linc Cymru enlisted the help of the local community to name the new Extra Care scheme which is currently under construction.
Various entries were given with historical connections to the former Archbishop McGrath School site. Entries were encouraged to be local, modern and Welsh.
Jayne Taylor, won the competition for the naming of the street with her suggestion of “Lôn Derw”. Jayne thought of the name because of the Oak trees which used to grow around the school. “I am thrilled that my suggestion has been chosen and I will be treating myself to something nice with the prize. I think the name is nice because from little acorns, big oak trees grown and that represents the old school,” adds Jayne Taylor.
Joint winners of the building’s name were Sally Hallett and Anne Szopa who named the building “Ty Ynysawdre” Sally says; “We knew this area was Ynysawdre farm before any buildings were on it, so we decided to stick with that name. It will be nice to know that name will live on.”
“We are going to share the prize and get some nice things for the garden, especially now the sunshine has arrived,” adds Anne.
Independent Living Manager for Linc, Richard Sheahan says: “We are very excited about bringing this state of the art facility to Ynysawdre; it will be an asset to the local community.”
The name was chosen from the competition entries by a panel of Linc employees and approved by Bridgend County Borough Council.
Marketing and Business Responsible Manager for Jehu Group, Lynsey Holley-Matthews says: “This is a great competition, we love the fact that the community are involved in naming the building and the street. It’s going to be a fantastic development for the area and we’re very proud to be a part of it.”
The development which is being built by Jehu Group, for Linc, will comprise of an Extra Care facility and 19 general needs houses.