Monmouthshire’s community hubs have remained open throughout the period of the current Welsh Government Alert Level 4 restrictions to provide essential services, advice and support.  The role of the council’s community hubs, based in Abergavenny, Caldicot, Gilwern, Monmouth, Chepstow and Usk, is more important than ever during the pandemic to ensure the county’s communities remain connected and supported, either through the council or its partner agencies.

Community hubs bring together council, library and adult learning services to create a single point of access for the county’s residents.  While face-to-face adult learning services and many library amenities are currently suspended, the six community hubs are still open for essential council business, advice, online courses and Request & Collect library books as well as a post office counter in Usk.

Councillor Paul Jordan, Monmouthshire’s cabinet member with responsibility for the council’s community hubs said: “Our community hubs provide the public with a vital and close link to the general business of the council as well as delivering important information and assistance.  While the pandemic continues, they act as an aid to maintaining peoples’ mental health by offering means of support.”

Access to all community hubs is subject to strict observance of social distancing measures to minimise the spread of the Covid-19 virus but residents can also use online facilities, the telephone or email to receive services.

For more information, as well as contact details, on Monmouthshire’s community hubs, log onto: https://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/community-hubs-and-libraries/ or visit the community hubs’ Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MonHubs