Details of new hub for town
THE details of a new community hub for Mountain Ash have been released, with a community cafe, library and 10 public access computers all included.
DETAILS of a planned community hub in Mountain Ash have been released.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council plans to introduce a hub in the town centre as part of a wider development across the county borough.
The hub would be open for longer hours than the current library and day centre, meaning the council could provide more activities. Housed in the current day centre building, the hub would accommodate the majority of activities currently hosted at the library and day centre, bringing a number of services together under one roof. The hub would include: An education room with 10 public access computers;
A community cafe with three additional public access computers; and
A library with a similar space to the current site with a refreshed book stock and an “enhanced” programme of children’s activities.
Councillor Rhys Lewis, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s deputy cabinet member for prosperity and wellbeing, said: “The proposal for the Mountain Ash Community Hub represents an opportunity for the council to improve upon the current service provision in Mountain Ash through targeted investment, allowing services to be brought together under one roof.
“The hub would give residents greater ease of access to these vital services, allow staff to more easily signpost people between services, and ensure each service takes a more visible position within the town centre.
“The plans are also aimed at reducing social isolation, improving wellbeing and making access to literacy, learning and employment support more easy.
“The plans will include an extension of the current day centre building to accommodate as many public services as possible, and enhance the current provision available in the day centre and library.”
In October 2017 the council cabinet agreed a £500,000 investment to develop community hubs across Rhondda Cynon Taff.
A public consultation on the plans ended on Monday.