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Nia Griffith MP Shadow Secretary State Wales opens Kidwelly Comm Hub

Nia Griffith MP opening the hub with Jon Hobden, founder on left

Nia Griffith MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales recently had the pleasure of opening the Kidwelly Community Hub in the former Pelican building in the centre of Kidwelly.

Commenting on the opening of the Kidwelly Hub, Nia said,

“I would like to congratulate Jon Hobden on having the vision and drive to get the Kidwelly Hub going, and thank everyone who has supported the project to date. It will provide a whole range of services here in Kidwelly, so that people do not have to travel miles into Llanelli or Carmarthen, be that help to access the increasing number of government services that are principally available online, signposting to the appropriate support services or just an opportunity for long-standing and newer residents of Kidwelly to socialise and organise community activities together. Kidwelly still has a real community feel, and the Hub will help to strengthen that.”

Services provided by the Kidwelly Community Hub:

  • Signposting – ensuring people with needs get to those who can meet those needs.
  • Access to computers
  • Information – providing information on any local or community issues.
  • Tourism – information for tourists to boost local business.
  • Space for community projects.
  • Help for older people – Dementia Friendly project, Luncheon Club, Walking Well.
  • Community arts projects.
  • Employment help – Job Club, help for those seeking employment, training.
  • Projects to be based at the Hub include Carmarthenshire Life Community Publishing, Hao2 hub for Virtual Reality training and autism help, Dylan Thomas Birthplace virtualisation project.
  • Training to help individuals and businesses in the area.
  • Local entry point for the Government’s NEST energy programme
  • MP, AM, County and Town Councillors’ Surgeries
  • Gwendraeth Valley Energy Cooperative
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