I’ve been with PMP for less than a year but I’ve been doing projects and volunteering on the estate for over 25 years, including junior football, environment group, healthy eating, allotments and needlework group.
The first meeting I attended was in 2010 as then the Chair of the People of Bangor Community Group. It was merely as an observer to be honest. I was really taken back by the number of Agencies which attended and how through Partnership working issues were resolved. I volunteered myself to help organise events with having experience in this field.
I really enjoyed being actively involved and like so many others, had my arm twisted by Paul Hockaday to become a director.
In 2012 I was elected to represent the Marchog ward as one of the three local members. This was totally new to me and at the time I knew nothing about politics. I was /am very fortunate to be able to do a lot of my Council work in the PMP office with fellow Director and local Member Dylan Fernley whilst being present as a PMP Director.
It’s here where I organise community events on behalf of the PMP and seek grant funding for various projects. Being in the office can be stressful at times but mostly fun with a great team of volunteers, the Fast track team who are making a great difference to many local people and of course Doreen Jones who is the cog of the Partneriaeth Maesgeirchen Partnership.
I would highly recommend to anyone to become involved with the PMP. There’s many volunteering opportunities to get involved in.
I’ve lived in MaesG for about 4 years now and it’s a cracking place to live.
I heard about the PMP from Nigel and decided to go along to the monthly public meetings. I was both fascinated and inspired by the PMP which is, without doubt, the hardest working community group I’ve seen or heard of.
I’ve enjoyed playing an active role within PMP, by volunteering at various events and joining the board of Directors, back in October 2016.
To me, the PMP is the glue that helps the community stick together and I’m proud to play a small part in that.