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An exciting new centre for Ely and Caerau

Ely and Caerau’s new Hub will open on the Jasmine Centre site this summer. Facilities will include: Full library service with events and activities for children. IT and self-service facilities including free internet access and telephone. Quiet area for study and use of IT. Housing advice and Benefits advice. Base for Communities First group ACE (Action in Caerau and Ely). Space for the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Credit Unions and other community groups to offer their services. A café where people can mingle and share ideas informally. Mark and Kevin Brennan MP will hold the Cardiff West Constituency Surgery at the Hub every Saturday 10am-1230pm. Caerau’s two Labour councillors praised the new facility.  Cllr Peter Bradbury said: "This is the one-stop shop Caerau needs - a place where you can get advice, develop your skills, access the full range of council services or just sit down and read a book." Cllr Elaine Simmons added, "This is a centre designed by and for the people of Caerau and many of its best features result from the public consultation." You can see the public consultation report here. Read more [...]

Get involved with a film about the Caerau Hill Fort excavation

The Caerau Hill Fort excavation team are looking for local residents to help produce a film about last year’s excavations of the Roman Hill Fort. No previous experience is necessary and the project will involve a series of short editing and production workshops over June alongside Cardiff-based media production company LightTrap. This project will especially be of interest to Friends of CAER volunteers who have participated in CAER project activities, courses & events over the past 3 years. The timetable is tight as the team need to produce these films within the next 6-7 weeks in time for the festival.

If you are interested please contact the Communities First team on 029 20873664. All voluntary participants will be paid timecredits under ACE’s Timeplace scheme.