Why is the Council considering moving the library in St Athan?
The library at St. Athan is housed in a building which was never designed to be a library. As a result it presents a number of long term issues.
The building structure has an uncertain future. It is mostly uninsulated and difficult to heat. Access can be very difficult for older or disabled library users, and there is little space inside to provide adequate services. The building is also in an area hidden from view, with minimal passing footfall and very poor parking. For these reasons we would like to see the library moved to another location within the village.
There have been some initial discussions with the operators of other community buildings in St Athan who would be happy to house a library facility. However, no decisions on potential sites have been taken