LLANDRINDOD Wells residents are being urged to pick the name of a new building in town that will be used as a multi-use sustainability hub for a range of community projects.
The former Worth Your Salt burger restaurant on the corner of South Crescent and Middleton Street will be refurbished, refitted and reused this spring as the home of Llandrindod’s new Repair and Reuse Cafe, community lending library and co-working space.
Local residents have been asked to submit their names for the new space and are now being asked to vote on the final name, from a choice of four. The four choices are The Hub, The Hive, The Corner and The Base and you can go to the Llandrindod Wells Working Together Facebook page to cast your vote.
“Thank you to everyone who contributed ideas for a name for our new building,” said the group’s Becky Webb.
“Please help us choose the final name. Deadline for responses is Tuesday, May 11. Looking forward to seeing what you all choose.”
The project will be made possible with funding from the Welsh Government and the support of both Trawsnewid Llandrindod Transition (TLT) and sustainability charity Severn Wye.
The town council and Severn Wye – the charity behind Llandrindod Wells Working Together – seized the opportunity and applied to the fund, receiving over £300,000 to invest in this local project.
With this funding, the council has purchased a property to house a repair and reuse hub run by Llandrindod Transition, as well as community sharing projects established by local residents such as a school uniform exchange, the ‘Cariad a Cwtch’ baby bank and a lending library to borrow and share things like DIY, IT and camping equipment.
The hub is scheduled to open later this year and will be a vibrant community facility for residents of Llandrindod to use. Its three floors are currently being refurbished by a team of local contractors, while Severn Wye will manage the day-to-day running of the centre, supported by local volunteers.
By securing funding to establish a sustainability centre in the heart of Llandrindod, there will now be the space to provide a home for a regular repair cafe, a place for the community to share and swap resources, and a visible town centre venue to use to deliver many more projects in future.