Trostyanets Territorial Community
The Trostyanets community is located in the Vinnytsia region – the centre of Ukraine.
The total area of the community is 53,118.50 hectares.
Population: 24,685 people.
Also, there are 1,144 internally displaced persons, including 557 women and 321 children.
The Trostyanets settlement territorial community was organized in October 2020.
It includes 12 starosta-headed districts, 27 population centres: the Trostyanets urban-type settlement and 26 rural entities.
Archaeological excavation data confirm that the territory of the community was first inhabited by tribes in the Neolithic period (8-4 thousand years BC). Later, settlements of Trypillia culture (3 thousand years BC), settlements of Chernyakhiv culture (3rd-4th centuries BC), settlements of Early Slavic culture (5th-6th centuries BC) emerged here.
After the Tatar-Mongol invasion, the area was depopulated to be further settled again.
The first documentary mention of Trostyanets (now the centre of the community) dates back to 1598.
Near Batih (now the village of Chetvertynivka), Ukrainian Cossacks led by Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytskyi defeated a 30,000-strong army of the Polish nobility led by Crown Hetman of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Martyn Kalynovski on May 22-23, 1652.
From the 1790s, two distilleries operated in the town, one of which was converted for the production of alcohol from molasses in 1864. The Pototsky sugar factory was put into operation in 1834. Later, a grist mill, an oil mill, and a grain mill were built.
In 1884, a railway line was laid from the Demkivka railway station to the township. There was a printing shop and a bookbinding workshop in Trostyanets.
The Hordiivka Mounds are an archaeological landmark of the community. This is the largest monument of the Bronze Age in Europe.
Excavations were carried out from 1986 to 1989. During three years, 45 mounds were excavated. However, there are still many to be processed.
Economy and Welfare
Agriculture is the main profit-making industry in the Trostyanets community. Thanks to favourable climatic conditions and fertile soils, they have good harvests of grain and oil crops.
The community has one of Ukraine’s largest and most powerful enterprises and one of Europe’s largest poultry farms producing chicken meat – the Vinnytsia Poultry Factory Enterprise of MHP (Myronivskyi Hliboprodukt).
Alternative energy sector (solar power plants) is actively growing in the community.
The largest part of the community’s budget is spent on the sphere of education, which is effectively developing and operating.
The community operates:
- 15 preschool educational institutions,
- 15 secondary education institutions
- an out-of-school education institution – the Children’s Creativity House
- a children’s music school
an inclusive resource centre, where children with special educational needs receive psychological, pedagogical and correctional services, and teachers and parents receive methodical and consulting services
The community also has a culture and leisure centre with branches in various population centres, 14 libraries, and 2 museums.
Cultural and artistic events, festivals, and competitions are constantly held in the community.
Famous in Ukraine is the All-Ukrainian Battle of Batih Fest, which is held in the village of Chetvertynivka
Sports are also given a boost in the community.
On the territory of the community, there are 2 sports complexes, many sports grounds, and a tennis court.
The Trostyanets community boasts its central park, square and fountains.
Community and War
Many residents of Trostyanets defend Ukraine, and those who have stayed in the rear do their best to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Residents of the community (both adults and children) are constantly involved in the collection of necessities for the frontline. They make camouflage nets, cast-iron moveable wood stoves, stewed meat, trench candles etc. Also, they hold various events, where the proceeds are transferred to cater for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The Trostyanets settlement territorial community cooperates with 5 international organizations, thanks to which many important projects have been implemented, including those aimed at supporting internally displaced persons. They include World Central Kitchen, INTERSOS, UNHCR, International Rescue Committee, UNICEF.
A Centre for the Provision of Humanitarian Aid and a 50-seat Centre for the Complex Residence of Internally Displaced Persons have been established for internally displaced persons. Here, they have all conditions for providing the necessary material, legal, and informational assistance from state and local government representatives and international organizations.
People of the Community
Lyudmyla Chervonetska was first elected as Trostyanets Settlement Head in 2010 and still holds the office today.
With the beginning of the war, the Settlement Head ensured not only the comfort of the community, but also its development. She mobilized local territorial defence forces. She takes care of every serviceman, their families and the families of fallen defenders.
Together with the Settlement Head and her team, the community’s vital functions are ensured by its residents, utility workers, volunteers, employees of critical infrastructure institutions and all sectors.
The community also has various sports teams. The girls’ football team “Elita” is well-known on the territory of Ukraine.
In addition to the football team, there are also famous members of the hand-to-hand combat sports club and the freestyle wrestling section.
Unfortunately, many development projects had to be suspended due to the war.
The strategic vision of the Trostyanets community development plan for the period 2023-2030: the territory is open to investors and regional and national initiatives with a high level of innovation; it is a well-known agro-industrial administrative centre of the southeast of the Vinnytsia region, a supplier and exporter of environmentally friendly products; an ecologically clean and safe space with a high potential for the use of renewable energy sources, comfortable for living, studying, doing business and relaxing.
The main tasks are the growth of the community’s economic potential; development of human capital; development of technical and social infrastructure due to:
- a higher investment capacity of the community;
- better government-business cooperation mechanisms;
- more efficient and effective operation of communal enterprises and employees of executive bodies of the settlement council;
- increased tourist and recreational attractiveness of the community;
- improved government-public communication mechanisms;
- a higher level of inclusion and accessibility for the less mobile population groups in the community;
- a higher level of safety and security;Panoramic View of the Township
- development of the community’s cultural potential;
- construction, modernization and improvement of social sphere assets;
- construction, modernization and improvement of key engineering infrastructure facilities;
- environmental protection.
List of Sources
- Official website of the Trostyanets settlement territorial community
- Official page of the Trostyanets settlement territorial community on Facebook
- Official website of MHP
- Official website of the Vinnytsia informaIf you want to contact an Ukrainian community or have additional questions regarding the project please contact us:[email protected]tion portal “Vezh“