£1.2 million community hub opens in north Cardiff

28 February 2017

A new community hub for Llandaff North and Gabalfa has officially opened on the site of the former Llandaff North Library.

It cost £1.2 million to build.

Cardiff City Council has been combining libraries with other services in community hubs.

The new Hub houses library services, a cafe, rooms for community meetings and events and also provides employment advice.

Residents told CJS News that the Hub was an improvement on the previous library, and that it was good that services had been brought together under one roof.

But John Meredith, who used the old library, said “the unfortunate side as I see it, is that there are fewer books on the shelves.”

The Leader of Cardiff Council, Phil Bale, said “The solution for every library will be slightly different and that will reflect the community in which it’s located.”

“The important thing for us is that we’ve given a commitment to support our library network across the city.

“We aren’t looking at downgrading or closing libraries, but that doesn’t mean that we can keep those libraries in the same form that they’ve been operating in the past.”

The council is now consulting people living in Roath and Adamsdown on plans to develop a community hub in the chapel at Cardiff Royal Infirmary.

This will replace Roath Library, which is currently closed for maintenance.


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