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Help shape our new Hubs

Members of the community are encouraged to have their say on options for the development of two new wellbeing hubs in the northern part of the city.


The Council is keen to hear the views of people who use Rhydypennau Library and Whitchurch Library as well as the wider public in those areas about which services and activities they would like to see delivered from the facilities.


Building on the success of the Council's community hubs programme, the Council is committed to delivering wellbeing hubs in the northern part of the city, focusing on social wellbeing and active lifestyles, community engagement and independent living.


With fully-trained staff on hand to help customers, wellbeing hubs will offer a wide range of community and wellbeing services to complement the library service in the buildings. The Council will work with partner organisations, local groups and volunteers to deliver activities and events will be tailored to the needs of the community and enhance the range of services available.


There are also plans to invest in both facilities by extending and refurbishing the existing buildings, subject to grant funding approval.


Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, Cllr Lynda Thorne, said: "Our community hub programme has been overwhelmingly successful, with almost 1.4m visits to our hubs between April and December 2018 and more than£10m worth of benefits claimed for people. We would like to extend that success to other areas of the city.



"The focus of our wellbeing hubs will be to engage our increasing older population and help combat the impact of isolation on people's wellbeing by providing a range of services, events and activities based on their needs. While there is a focus on older people, the hubs will serve the whole community.


"The drop in sessions and survey are an opportunity for people to tell us which services matter to them and their community.  The views of local people are important and will feed into our planning process."


A number of drop-in sessions have been arranged at Rhydypennau Library and Whitchurch Library for people to share their views and complete a short survey about which services they and their families would use.


Whitchurch drop-in sessions:


Monday, February 4

10am - 1pm

Thursday, February 7

3pm - 7pm

Saturday, February  9

10am - 1pm



Rhydypennau drop-in sessions:


Tuesday, February  5

3pm - 7pm

Friday, February 8

10am - 1pm

Saturday,February 9 

2pm - 5pm



Tongwynlais drop-in session at Tanyard Community Hall



Friday, February 8

2pm - 6pm


Members of the public can also complete the online survey, which will be available from Monday, February 4 to Monday, February18 at