The Council will deliver an enhanced Mobile Library Service would operate in every part of RCT to support these changes
There is no way a mobile Library service can replace our Library.
People use our Library not only to take out books or use the computer services . But for many its also a social centre where people meet and chat and for many Older people it an important part of their life.
We will be able to use Llantrisant Library which recently moved to Llantrisant Leisure Centre when it and Talbot Green where merged .
Bit although its about a half hours walk fro my house its a dangerous road and the idea of children walking there from Beddau or Tynant fills me with dread.
You may ask what about a Day centre? . Well we have one but not much longer.
The proposed cuts would see the number of Day Centres reduced to 9 with standardised opening hours of 10am – 4pm across the board. The 9 centres proposed to remain have capacity to respond to any potential increase in service users travelling from the centres put forward to close.
In the Rhondda there would be a retained centre no further than 1.9 miles away and within Taf Ely a retained day centre would be no more than 3.8 miles away from those put forward for closure.
This proposal would save £600k p.a.
RETAIN: Alec Jones Porth/ Teifi House Maerdy/ Nazareth House Williamstown/ Brynnar Jones Gelli
CLOSURE: Dai Davies Cymmer/ Edith May Ynyshir/ Wesley Ferndale/ Noddfa Treorchy/ Llewellyn Pentre/ Combine House Tonypandy/ Dan Murphy Trealaw
RETAIN: St Mairs Aberdare/ Mountain Ash
RETAIN: Pontypridd/ St Georges Tonyrefail/ Pontyclun
CLOSURE: Beddau/Rhydfelin/ Gilfach Goch
So its a Double Whammy for Beddau and Tynant .
The two proposals will save £1,4 milion
There are no proposals to cut the number of executives or reduce councillors lucrative pay and expenses.
Something that can be restored once this appalling recession is over .
But we will never get our library back
The Labour run council may hope that all the blame for this will be placed on the Westminster Government . But as I see the heart ripped out of my village . I know that my council must take responsibility for going for the easy targets and the wrong ones at that.