Graig Community Centre Given New Lease of Life by Pontypridd Town Council

Written by on 12th January 2024

The running of Graig Community Centre is to be taken over by Pontypridd Town Council, after a 21 year lease for the building was signed by the council at the beginning of the month.

The community centre has been closed for several years and the town council hopes to transform its future use with a wide-range of community-focussed plans in-keeping with Pontypridd Town Council’s vision to improve the lives, health and well-being of everyone who lives and works in Pontypridd.

The centre will offer the community of the Graig a place to connect and socialise, with many events and activities throughout the year, including friendship groups, community coffee mornings and advice sessions along with youth and children’s activities also. The local community is encouraged to be involved in the centre and its facilities will be available for booking.

Pontypridd Town Council Leader, Simon Pritchard said,

‘We are thrilled to get to work on re-establishing Graig Community Centre as the heart of the community. There was a strong desire from the community and local councillors to re-open the centre when it became available from Rhondda Cynon Taf Council as an asset transfer, and over the past 2 years we’ve been working towards making this possible.

‘We encourage the local community to join us in being a part of the centre, and to become Graig Community Connectors. This will involve as little or as much time as you can spare to help with activities from making tea and coffee to befriending residents that attend the community centre. We’re really looking forward to seeing you all!’

The town council has secured funding from the UK Government Shared Prosperity Fund – RCT Community Fund to carry out key renovations to the building with work starting in the second week of January.

A launch event will take place at Graig Community Centre  in March once the work has been completed.

For more information or to volunteer as a Graig Community Connector please get in touch:

Email:  info@pontypriddtowncouncil.gov.uk or call 01443 490740


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