Pervozvanivka Territorial Community
The Pervozvanivka territorial community is located in the Kropyvnytskyi district, Kirovohrad region.
The total area of the territory is 381.7054 km2.
The population of the community is 8,980 people.
IDPs – 248 people (80 of them children)
The community includes 19 population centers and its administrative center is located in the village of Pervozvanivka.
Pervozvanivka is a village founded in 1888 on the banks of the Inhul River. There are several barracks and catacombs near the village. The name is of a religious origin. But the first settlement on the territory of the modern Pervozvanivka village council was the village of Popivka, which arose in the 1670s. Almost a hundred years later, Pervozvanivka and other villages of the community began to form.
In 1970, the construction of New Pervozvanivka (Soniachne village) was started. New settlements arose – the state farm, Zorya and a working village for mine workers, which was named Kiselgur. In the 1950s and 1960s, industrial enterprises appeared on the lands of the village: the Kiselgur factory, which produced powder for filtering sugar.
In the second half of the 20th century, geologists found deposits of uranium ores located close to the surface on the territory of the Village Council. This is how the RU-2 enterprise was born, which included three uranium mining mines. Near Pervozvanivka, a quarry was opened for extraction of construction material.
Economy and Welfare
One of the main activities of enterprises of the Pervozvanivka community is the cultivation and sale of agricultural crops: corn, soybeans, rapeseed, sunflower and breeding of new varieties of grain crops.
Crop production is seasonal in nature with a clearly defined technological sequence of works, which includes soil cultivation, fertilizer application, sowing of agricultural crops, plant care, harvesting, primary finishing of plant products.
The state enterprise, Skhid GZK is located on the territory of the community. The main product is uranium oxide concentrate. Ore deposits are mined at depths from 160 to 420 meters. The production capacity is 470,000 tons of ore per year.
The Dubky Recreation Center is a favorite place of recreation among community residents and guests. You can rent a catamaran, play volleyball and go fishing here.
The community has a tourist route to the village of Fedorivka – Lavandova Veranda. Long rows of planted lavender became locations for photos. Bouquets, essential oils, decorated lavender candles, and handmade soap are also made here from collected lavender.
Community and War
On February 24, the life of every Ukrainian was divided into “before” and “after”. The full-scale russian invasion united the entire Pervozvanivka community.
After February 24, 2022, compact housing for refugees was arranged on the territory of the community. In 2022, the community received 1,031 internally displaced persons.
Residents of the community are actively involved in collecting necessary things for the military: food, medical supplies, hygiene products, weaving camouflage nets, knitting caremats etc. and all the necessities for people who have the status of IDPs. On the basis of catering facilities of educational institutions, many delicacies are prepared, which are further sent to the soldiers on the front line.
Many Pervozvanivka residents went to defend their state. Unfortunately some have already died during the hostilities.
Every year, local self-government employees take part in the patriotic race in memory of the fallen heroes, I honor the soldiers, I run for the Heroes of Ukraine.
Charity friendly matches are held in the community, the purpose of which is to raise funds for the Armed Forces. In 2022, a match was held here between the veteran teams of FC Sich from Kropyvnytskyi and the national team of veterans, stars of Dynamo Kyiv of different generations. The event took place under the slogan: Football for the Sake of Victory.
In the summer of 2023, by decision of the deputies, patronage was taken over the de-occupied village of Mala Oleksandrivka, which is in the Kherson region, and a reconstruction plan was determined after 7 months of russian occupation.
People of the Community
In November 2017, Praskovia Mudrak was elected Head of the Pervozvanivka community.
Upon taking office, she undertook a number of projects to improve the life and development of the community, including major repairs of roads, arrangement of street lighting, renovation of educational institutions in the community. In 2013, the History of the Village Museum was opened in the school premises.
In 2016, a modern football field was built on the territory of Pervozvanivka, where the Ukrainian Premier League team Zirka (Kropivnytskyi) trains and the local team Inhul plays football.
In 2020, a new football mini-stadium with artificial grass was opened on the territory of the Pervozvanivka TC. Thanks to this, children can engage in sports activities regardless of the season.
Before the full-scale invasion, the traditional aviation festival at the Fedorivka airfield was one of the spectacular festivals of the Kirovohrad region. Here, hundreds of people immersed themselves in aircraft modeling, parachuting and aviation sports.
The community has prepared a Strategic Development Plan for 2020-2024.
The directions of strategic development of the community are as follows:
- Increasing the level of economic development of the community by developing entrepreneurship and attracting investments;
- Improving the standard of living in the community;
- Development of the tourist and recreational sphere.
Now the community plans to implement an investment project to organize a craft cheese production shop with the creation of new jobs.