HORIZON NEWS - 16.11.2018

Beyond the book - Cemaes Library to become a community hub

Cemaes Library will be transformed into a community hub, thanks to help from local businesses and organisations, including Horizon Nuclear Power.
Through Horizon’s Community Investment Scheme, Cemaes Library has secured a grant that not only safeguards its future but improves facilities and access for the community.  While the grant will allow the library to keep its shelves full of the latest Welsh and English novels, it will also fund new computers and help improve IT skills.
 
The library will also be introducing a new science information point, so people can learn more about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) – including the history of Wylfa and nuclear power in the region.
 
Councillor Aled Morris-Jones, secretary of Friends of Cemaes Library, and Isle of Anglesey County Council ward member for Twrcelyn, said: “Libraries provide a vital community service.  Whether you’re interested in local history, art, or just have a passion for reading, access to such facilities is vital for places like Cemaes.
 
“When the library was shortlisted for closure, we saw a real effort from local people to keep it open and secure its future.  We’re extremely grateful that Horizon, Magnox and Llanbadrig Community Council were able to help us keep the doors open while improving facilities and providing more resources for the people it serves.”
 
Gwen Parry-Jones, Executive Director of Operational Development at Horizon, said: “We believe supporting local facilities makes the area better for us all, so we were pleased to be able to help Cemaes Library not only stay open, but also expand its remit.
 
“For areas like Cemaes, having a place available for people and groups to use for learning, skills development, or sharing ideas is vital for community life.  We’re glad the local community will be able to continue to use the space, instead of having to travel elsewhere to access such facilities.”
 
To find out about Cemaes Library and its opening times, visit www.anglesey.gov.uk/leisure/libraries/libraries-my-local-library/cemaes-library.
 
For more information about the Community Investment Scheme and how to apply, visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com/community-support.
 
Find out more about Horizon Nuclear Power and the proposals for Wylfa Newydd by visiting www.horizonnuclearpower.com, calling 0800 954 9516 or emailing wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com.  To keep up to date, follow @horizonnuclear on Twitter and Instagram.
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For more information contact:
 
Claire Loveday – 07717 300379 or claire.loveday@horizonnuclearpower.com.
 
Notes to editors:
 
  • Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. It was acquired by Hitachi, Ltd. in November 2012. The company is developing plans to build at least 5,800MW of new nuclear power generation plant at Wylfa on the Isle of Anglesey and Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire. Its power station sites will employ up to 850 people each once operational with construction workforces of up to 9,000.
 
  • Horizon’s development on Anglesey will represent a multibillion-pound investment in North Wales, creating high-quality, long term employment opportunities and unlocking lasting economic and social benefits for the region.