LOTS OF LITTLE CHANGES MAKE BIG CHANGE HAPPEN

4theRegion is on a mission to help make change happen across Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.  We’re connecting individuals, businesses, community groups and changemakers who are doing great things in the region, who are thinking differently and solving problems.  Because together, lots of little changes will create the big changes we need, for our society, our economy and our planet.

ABOUT US

We’re a small team with a big vision for South West Wales. The future of this region is in all our hands.

JOIN US

Our members share a commitment to South West Wales and are collaborating to make positive change happen.

OUR EVENTS

We run exciting events that reframe the conversation, break down silos and enable collaboration.

RAIL PARTNERSHIP

In partnership with Transport for Wales, 4theRegion is the host for the new Community Rail Partnership for South West Wales, which covers the four local authority areas of Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

Swansea Creative Focus

Arising out of our City Centre conversations, a group of changemakers is taking on the challenge of grassroots regeneration in Swansea, with a focus on supporting and developing the creative and cultural fabric of the city.

Regional V.I.B.E.

Everyone agrees we have something special here in South West Wales, and that we should shout about it more.  We need a clear identity, a clear message.  So what exactly is our regional Vision, Identity, Brand and Emerging Future?

RECENT UPDATES FROM THE TEAM

14. Business and Community Collaboration with Julie Jones

14. Business and Community Collaboration with Julie Jones

This week, we speak to 4theRegion member Julie Jones, co-director of Gower Gas & Oil, about how businesses can benefit community cohesion in order to create a positive relationship between businesses and local well-being. Julie shares her experience with projects...

13. South West Wales Community Rail Partnership

13. South West Wales Community Rail Partnership

South West Wales Connected is a new Community Rail Partnership established by Transport for Wales and hosted by 4theRegion. We speak to Jennifer Barfoot, who was appointed as Community Rail Officer earlier this year, about how she has been progressing in the role and...

12. Connecting to Kindness with Wyndham Williams

12. Connecting to Kindness with Wyndham Williams

Dawn speaks to Wyndham Williams about the Connect to Kindness campaign, set up to encourage kindness in the workplace, at home and throughout the community. Wyndham also shares his Tinman Tuesdays project, which supports the community food bank in Narberth by safely...

South West Wales Connected Launch

South West Wales Connected Launch

South West Wales now has its very own Community Rail Partnership, designed to help communities get the most benefit from their existing railway lines. The new Community Rail Partnership, South West Wales Connected, will engage with communities across Swansea, Neath,...

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Low-risk ways to start a business

Low-risk ways to start a business

As the full impact of the COVID-19 crisis hits us there will sadly be many people left out of work and looking for new opportunities. Whilst the security of employment will be attractive to many it could prove the perfect time to start your own business and be your...

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The Return to Work

The Return to Work

As we begin to reopen the economy, perhaps it’s time for a conversation with businesses and major employers about how we’re going to return to work, and what work looks like now.  Is there an opportunity to hang on to some of the things we’re enjoying about lockdown,...

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A New Website for Regional Food Producers

A New Website for Regional Food Producers

Please check that the regional food and drink producers you know are listed in this new online index for South Wales. In a new initiative led by Dr Ben Reynolds at Urban Foundry, food and drink producers across South Wales are being asked to add themselves to a new website that’s been designed to enable many more people to discover and access local produce during lockdown and beyond.

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Ending the lockdown – Bevan Buckland LLP’s View

Ending the lockdown – Bevan Buckland LLP’s View

The key factor in ending lockdown and other measures is the coronavirus reproductive number, commonly talked about as the “R” value. This is the number of people each individual case can be expected to transmit the virus to, effectively the rate of the virus spreading...

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First, be a good neighbour

First, be a good neighbour

Nothing can bring back those we’ve lost to coronavirus, and no words of gratitude can repay the debt we owe to the NHS, our care workers and first responders. So what can we do to pay our respects when our communities emerge from this crisis? We can start by...

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RECORD BREAKERS

RECORD BREAKERS

Retailers and exhibition organisers large and small traditionally rely on footfall, and right now that’s a major problem. Entrepreneurs can either accept that limitation or they can seek out new ways to generate interest. Luckily for all of us, University of Wales...

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JUST OVER THE HORIZON

JUST OVER THE HORIZON

As you know, we took the decision to postpone 4theRegion’s second annual City Centre Conference on March 13th when the hazards of bringing large numbers of people together were starting to become clear. In the two weeks since then, any disappointment at the...

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STEPPING UP

STEPPING UP

For the time being, businesses are operating in a new reality. We don’t know how long it’ll be before our streets, shops and offices come back to life, but while we’re working in physical isolation we still need to connect with our clients. And if we want them to buy...

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