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Public meeting on £14million cultural hub

Mid Wales | Politics | Published:

A public meeting is set to be held later this month, to discuss the new plans for the £14 million Y Gaer cultural hub scheme.

In July, Powys County Council revealed that Y Gaer could become a campus for NPTC (Neath Port Talbot College and Coleg Powys) colleges.

Brecon’s Y Gaer (Welsh for Fortress) cultural hub is the redevelopment of the Grade II listed Shire Hall and construction of a new modern library which was supposed to open this spring. The escalating costs of the project has seen it rise from £9m to £14m.

PCC Labour group leader, Councillor Mathew Dorrance, said: “This public meeting is Brecon’s opportunity to listen to PCC Cabinet Members about their proposals to change the way Y Gaer, will run when it opens. It will also give members of the public the chance to question the cabinet members about what the plans mean for our museum, our library and cultural services in our community.

Y Gaer is an important project which has been delivered through both local and national partnerships to secure funding.

The meeting is at The Castle of Brecon Hotel, on Tuesday, August 20 at 7pm.

By Elgan Hearn

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