BARGOED has seen a number of changes over recent years: the construction of the new Angel Way road scheme, the development of a retail plateau, public transport improvements and the other regeneration works in and around the town centre.
Now, even more signs are becoming evident that Bargoed’s fortunes are changing for the better, says Caerphilly County Borough Council (CCBC), with the demolition of a number of properties at the southern end of the town centre.
The work is well underway along Hanbury Road with the library building, along with twelve other properties, being flattened as part of the proposals to create an exciting new retail development at the site.
The demolition has been funded by CCBC and the Heads of the Valleys Programme and the scheme has become a talking point for the whole community.
Bargoed Library still open for business despite the dissapearance of the old library building – the library is temporarily based in St Gwladys Church Hall in Church Place.
All the usual facilities can be found at the church, but on a smaller scale. One notable exception is the Family History section which has moved to temporary accommodation at the Winding House Museum in New Tredegar. Books, newspapers, computers and DVDs are all available and the opening hours remain the same. There has also been a new addition to the facilities with the introduction of a brand new session for under-fives called Signalong Singalong.
Bargoed Library staff are now ready to welcome customers old and new to their new home. For further details contact the library direct on 01443 875548.