Posted 05.08.2022

Newydd's fund brings community spirit to Beddau & Tynant Library

Newydd's fund brings community spirit to Beddau & Tynant Library

Our community benefits programme has funded a new projector for Beddau & Tynant Community Library in Rhondda Cynon Taff. 

The library, with over 1000 customers, previously had an old portable projector which staff and local community groups found difficult to use. With a newly installed projector, the library, supported by an active committee, hopes that it will allow the facility to appeal to more people. 

Community spirit 

Helen Boldero, Secretary and Trustee for Beddau & Tynant Community Library said, “We are extremely grateful to Newydd and Encon Construction Ltd.  The projector will maximise the space that we have, it is simple to use and will allow interactive presentations and talks to take place. The library gets many guest speakers on various topics including health and wellbeing, gardening, environment etc which are well attended. The projector will be an invaluable resource for us and all of the groups that use the library."

Olwen, Library Committee Member added, “It will make a terrific difference to us all. COVID-19 meant that people were not mixing, many have told me that they never came to the library, but now they can because they can make a cup of tea, pick up a book, and make new friends. It’s that community spirit we want to bring back to the village, we have lost a lot of that, but having the projector in this library helps to bring it all back.”

About the Community Benefits Fund

Our community benefits fund aims to leave a legacy in the communities in which we serve. Jonathan James is our Community Benefits Coordinator.

He said, “Our Community Benefits fund has been running for several years, utilising our procured contracts with partners to deliver positive impacts for the communities in which we serve. Applications to the fund are scrutinised by our funding panel which includes members of staff from across all areas of the organisations and a pool of our tenants. We urge other community groups and charities in and around Beddau to contact us if they have any funding needs in which we may be able to assist. The application process is a simple form, and we can support you to make a submission, so please do get in touch!”

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About the library 

The library is a safe and inclusive environment for people who live in Beddau. In the future, they hope to get expand the numbers of guest speakers and are also looking into setting up new clubs and activities that will bring the community closer together. Why not visit the library to see what they have got to offer, you will have a warm welcome, and even a cup of tea!

We would like to thank Encon Construction for their support of the community benefits fund and Extrascope Ltd in Pontyclun for purchasing and installing the projector in the library. 

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