New Community Development Officer for ‘We are Plas Madoc’
Tony Ormond, has been appointed as Community Development Officer, through the Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham (AVOW) to strengthen the relationship between ‘We are Plas Madoc’ group and the community. He will play a key role in the administration and delivery of the Invest Local £1million fund for the Plas Madoc Estate.
As Community Development Officer Tony Ormond will assist the ‘We are Plas Madoc’ group in furthering their visibility and connections in the local community. In addition to this role, Tony will support the community of Plas Madoc to strengthen their collective voice.
The group is funded by Invest Local an initiative funded by the Big Lottery fund and managed by Building Communities Trust ( BCT). Plas Madoc was one of 13 communities in Wales to receive funding and the ‘We are Plas Madoc’ community group was established in 2016.
The funding was awarded to Plas Madoc, supported by AVOW, to set-up the ‘We are Plas Madoc’ community group. Current priorities for the community include sustaining playwork provision for children and families at The Land, and contributing to the wellbeing of the community as a whole.
Having spent 22 years in active Heroin addiction, Tony has limited qualifications, by his own admittance, but has a strong history of working with people who have a desire to change and make a difference in their community. He has a passion for assist others to break free from ‘dark places’ and become better people.
Previously, Tony Ormond has played a key role in the community of the wider Wrexham County Borough working in and around Health & Social Care in both the Voluntary and Public sector for nearly 8 years, in that time he has nurtured a culture of co-production in the North Wales area.
Tony is an ambassador for ‘Change’ and has co-produced transformative work throughout Wales, having devised and delivered a Wales wide Mutual Aid roadshow which was commissioned by the Welsh Government. He was awarded the Police and Crime Commissioners ‘Personal Endeavour’ award for Recovery in North Wales and nominated for this award by the Assistant Chief Constable for North Wales Police.
Tony is looking forward to working with the Plas Madoc community and building on the strengths/virtues and assets the community already possesses.