Funding sees hub transformed

Fri 26 Jan 2024

ASW and Tai Tarian staff with community centre volunteer in the new kitchen

The Graig Community Hub and Garden in Trebanos was set up just over two years ago to transform the disused Graig Chapel Hall into a space where the community can come together.

Despite being popular with local residents, schools and groups, the hall itself had seen better days and needed a little TLC.

Using money from the Welsh Procurement Fund, we called on the help of our friends at ASW Property Services to set about bringing the centre up to date.

The team got to work, stripping out the old electrics and replacing it with more modern and safer circuits.

With the electrics safely updated, new lights were fitted both inside and outside the building.

They also installed a new hot water system in the toilets as well as fencing around the community garden.

The biggest change was ripping out the old, out-dated kitchen and installing a brand-new one, ready to cater for the centre’s ever-popular weekly coffee mornings, as well as other events.

Rory Castle, one of the volunteers who helps run the centre said:
“We are extremely grateful to Tai Tarian’s community team for securing the funding to carry out this work and, of course, to ASW Property Services for taking on the challenge. They were a pleasure to work with and went above and beyond for us.

“The building we use had become a bit run down, and whilst there is still lots more work to be done, Tai Tarian and ASW have given us a great start.”