Plan to re-open Aberbargoed library given green light
3:50pm Wednesday 12th September 2012 in News
YESTERDAY a plan to re-open Aberbargoed library was given the go ahead by Caerphilly County Borough Council Cabinet members.
The plan for the building at Pant Street in village is to turn it into a modern Library and Multi-Agency Information and Resource Centre.
The council proposes to transform the building into a centre which provides additional services that will support the needs of children, families and older residents in the area and further afield.
One off capital costs of just over £83,000 for building and refurbishment works which includes £35,000 for building work and £10,000 for internal work which will be funded from a projected revenue surplus for 2012/13.
The ongoing revenue costs of more than £33,000 will be funded from an anticipated budget surplus of the Home to School Transport budget for 2012/13.
The joint use facility will offer book and non book resources targeted at children, parents/carers, young people and older residents, and will offer a wide range of drop in sessions and activities including the Family Information Service.
The centre will also house a team of three Flying Start health visitors, and provide hot desk provision for Flying Start and childcare staff.
It will also support the provision of Flying Start services in Bargoed and three expansion areas in Markham and parts of Cefn Fforest and Pengam.
The facility will also feature a learning suite, which will complement the provision currently delivered at the Hangar Youth and Community Centre - a range of additional activities including HENRY (Health exercise and nutrition for the really young) will be delivered within the newly developed IT suite.
A full copy of the report can be found at www.caerphilly.gov.uk