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Warm spaces in Melin communities

The cost of living crisis means that many of us will be looking for a warm, safe and social space this winter. We've collected a list of council and community venues offering a warm welcome...

Written by Will

09 Oct, 2023

A person holding a warm cup of tea

Photo by Kira auf der Heide on Unsplash

We know just how hard the cost of living crisis is hitting our residents. We always want to highlight the help available and one of the latest developments is the opening of community ‘warm hubs’ – social spaces where people can go for a hot drink, social company, a warm place to relax and in some cases a bite to eat. Councils and community groups have launched warm hubs across our communities. You can find the details below by local authority area.

(Please note: all of the information here is correct at the time of publication. You may wish to double check opening times/locations for warm hubs on your local council’s website.)


  • Garnsychan Partnership, Garndiffaith, NP4 7DH. Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (4pm on Friday). Contact:
  • Cwmbran Library, Cwmbran, NP44 1XQ. Open Monday-Saturday, hours vary but generally 9am-5pm. Contact:
  • Pontypool Library, Pontypool, NP4 6JL, Open Tuesday-Saturday, hours vary. Contact
  • Llanyrafon Methodist Chruch, Cwmbran, NP44 8RA. Open Monday-Saturday 10am-3pm. Contact: 01633 874127.


  • Pill Millennium Centre, Courtybella Terrace, Newport. Open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm. Contact: 01633 660262.
  • Ringland Community Centre, Ringland Circle. Open Mondays 9am-5pm. Contact: 01633 279082.
  • Maesglas Community Centre, Bideford Road. Open Mondays 9am-5pm. Contact 07974 214088.
  • Gaer Community Centre, Gaer Road. Open Wednesdays 9am-5pm. Contact: 01633 764068.
  • Bettws Community Centre, Bettws Shopping Centre. Open Wednesdays 9am-5pm. Contact: 01633 235545.
  • Somerton RASCAL Hope Centre, Poplar Road. Open Thursdays 9am-5pm. Contact: 01633 281328.
  • Alway Community Centre, Aberthaw Avenue. Open Fridays 9am-5pm. Contact: 01633 281819.
  • St Mary’s Institute, Stow Hill (organised by All Saints Church) Open Mondays 10.30am to 3.30pm. Contact: 01633 265533.
  • Maindee Library, 79 Chepstow Road, Maindee. Mondays 2.30pm-5pm, Wednesdays 10am-5pm, Fridays 2.30pm-4.30pm, Saturdays 10am-12noon. Contact: 01633 309443.
  • St Andrew’s Church, Somerton Road, Lliswerry. Open Mondays 9.30am-12.30pm and Thursdays 10.30am-1.30pm. Contact: 07722 500805.
  • Lliswerry Baptist Church, Camperdown Road. Open Mondays and Fridays 12pm-3pm. Contact:
  • St Mary’s Church, Malpas. Open on the first Monday of every month 10.30am-12.30pm. Contact: 01633 852047.
  • Malpas Community Centre. Open on the first and third Tuesday of every month, 1pm-3pm. Contact: 07548 627167.
  • Bethesda Baptist Church, Cefn Road, Rogerstone. Open on Fridays, 11.30am-2.30pm. Contact: 01633 664742.
  • Stow Park Community Centre, Brynhyfryd Road. Open Tuesday to Thursday, 10am-3pm. Contact: 01633 843730.
  • Bethel Community Church, The Gap Centre, Stow Hill. Open on Fridays, 1.30pm-5pm. Contact: 01633 221908.
  • Beechwood Presbyterian Church, Chepstow Road. Open on Fridays, 10am-12noon. Contact: 01633 667860.


  • Wyesham Christian Fellowship, Wyesham Avenue, Monmouth, NP25 3NE. Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 10.30am-Midday. Contact: 07479 953908.
  • Ty Price Hall, Opposite St. Thomas' Church, St. Thomas' Square, Monmouth. Open Monday and Friday Midday-2pm for 'Meet and Eat'. Contact: 01600 713869.
  • Abergavenny Hub, Abergavenny Library, 11A Market Street, NP7 5SD. Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, closed for lunch. Contact:
  • Gateway Church, Monk Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5ND. Open Tuesday-Thursday 10am-2pm. Contact:
  • Gilwern Community Hub, Common Road, Gilwern, NP7 0DS. Open Monday-Friday 10am-4.30pm, closed for lunch. Contact: 01873 833055.
  • Chepstow Community Hub, Manor Way, Chepstow NP16 5HZ. Open Monday- Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday 10am-1pm. Contact: 01291 635730.
  • Usk Community Hub, 35 Maryport St, Usk NP15 1AE. Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-12.45pm. Contact: 01291 426888.
  • Monmouth Community Hub, Rolls Hall, Whitecross St, Monmouth NP25 3BY. Open Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 8.45am-5pm, closed for lunch. Also open 9am-1pm Saturday. Contact: 01600 775215.

Blaenau Gwent

  • Abertillery Library, Station Hill, Abertillery NP13 1TE. Open Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm. Contact: 01495 355646.
  • Brynmawr Library, 3 Market Square, Brynmawr, NP23 4AJ. Open Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm, closed for lunch. Contact: 01495 357743.
  • Ebbw Vale Library, 21 Bethcar St, Ebbw Vale NP23 6HH. Open Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday, 9am-5.30pm. Contact: 01495 355055.
  • Tredegar Library, 10 Iron St, Tredegar NP22 3RJ. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 9am-5.30pm, closed for lunch. Open Saturday 9am-1pm. Contact 01495 357869.
  • Ebbw Fach Community Group, Pant Ddu Road, Abertillery, NP13 2BP. Open Monday and Wednesday


  • Wellbeing Project, St John Centre, Pendre, Brecon, LD3 9EA. Open Monday and Thursday 10am-5pm and Wednesday midday-6.30pm. Contact: 079338 21953.
  • Brecon Volunteer Bureau, Queenshaed Vaults, Market Street, Brecon, LD3 9AH. Open weekdays 9am-3pm and occasional Saturdays. Contact:
  • Crickhowell Library, Silver Lane, NP8 1BJ. Tuesday and Thursday 10am-5pm, closed for lunch. Open Friday 10am-1pm and Saturday 10am-12.30pm. Contact:

We know that the list of warm spaces is constantly growing as more community groups open their doors this winter. You can search for warm spaces on the Warm Welcome website.

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