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Council’s warm-hubs open over Christmas amid cost of living concerns

18 Dec 2023 2 minute read
Wrexham city centre from tower of St Giles church (via CC licence)

Emily Ash Local Democracy Reporter

Warm hubs will be open between Christmas and New Year in libraries across one north Wales council ward amid concerns about residents being unable to afford rising energy bills.

Wrexham Council developed ‘warm places’ in 2022 amid concerns during the cost of living crisis. These are existing heated spaces where people are welcome to go to get warm.

Warm places

The council previously was granted funding for these spaces; however, it has not received any external funding for 2023/24.

Nevertheless, the council has announced that Warm Places will operate at a number of public libraries, which offer a warm welcome and a hot drink.

Over the Christmas and New Year period, the hubs will be available during library opening hours, which are as follows:

On Friday, December 22, all libraries will be open during normal hours. On Saturday, December 23, all libraries will be closed.


Full list of libraries

Between Christmas and New Year which is Wednesday, December 27, Thursday, December 28 and Friday, December 29 Wrexham Library will be open between 9am and 1pm.

On Tuesday, January 2, all libraries will be fully open.

The full list of libraries offering warm hubs are:

  • Brynteg Library
  • Cefn Mawr Library
  • Chirk Library
  • Coedpoeth Library
  • Gwersyllt Library
  • Llay Library
  • Overton Library
  • Rhos Library
  • Ruabon Library
  • Wrexham Library

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Richard Davies
Richard Davies
6 months ago

It is a damning indictment of how f***ed up the uk/britain/Wales is that we have to have warm hubs and food banks in order for people to survive winter in one of the world’s richest countries!

It’s one of the reasons why I despise all those that conspired to prevent Jeremy Corbyn from being prime minister!

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