03 April 2012
Caerphilly county borough council is set to consider a major funding package to improve a range of community facilities across the whole area.
The council's cabinet will be asked to approve a new Asset Management Capital Strategy for 2012/13 at its meeting this week (Tuesday 3rd April). The strategy focuses on the key aspects of leisure centres, community assets, disabled access, carbon reduction and other specific building improvements.
The projects set to benefit from £1.43million funding include: -
Caerphilly Leisure Centre - £180,000 to provide a new energy efficient poolside heating system. The replacement of a defective suspended ceiling and new efficient lighting.
Bedwas Library - £80,000 to replace the roof and external panels as well as new energy efficient windows.
Cascade Community Centre - £70,000 to replace windows and external timber panels and upgrade insulation. Renew roof covering including upgrading roof insulation.
Nelson Community Centre - £70,000 to replace existing windows and external timber panels and upgrade insulation.
Senghenydd Community Centre - £100,000 to replace existing windows and external fire escape and improve external rendering.
Blackwood Miner's Institute (BMI) - Last year the council approved a budget of £750k for BMI. A further budget of £600k has been identified for 2012/13 to continue this improvement work by building a small extension to improve the changing facilities for artistes. There will also be improvements made to the public toilets. Energy efficient boilers will also replace the aged central heating boilers. Should funding allow there will be minor room relocation/reconfiguration.
Disabled Access improvements - A budget of £200k has been included for DDA schemes to improve accessibility of public buildings.
Miscellaneous - A budget of £130k has been set aside for future plans and improvements.
Colin Jones, Head of Performance & Property said, "We are keen to protect and enhance our valuable community assets and this investment will help ensure these public buildings are enjoyed by residents for many years to come."
The report will be considered by Cabinet on Tuesday 3rd April at 2.00pm.
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