Founder- Debbie Leigh

Taken by local digital photography artist Lorraine D’Allenger, at Arboreal, drinking Welsh Coffee!

Lives in Cowbridge, mum of 2 at local schools. Background in social housing provision in London. Taught horticulture and had a garden maintenance business for a while. Worked for Sustainable Wales Real Nappy Campaign. Partner in Tumble Tots Play Programme. Always had a bit of a social conscience, enjoy running in the local countryside with my dog, and putting the world to rights over a good cup of coffee. Believe that within a local community you can find the people to supply you  with what you seek in life – be it companionship, plastering, web design, accountancy, veg for a nice soup, a home for your loved but now unwanted items.

Available to share experience of building community/gaining community engagement on a consultancy basis.

Organisational Status

Start up funding came  from an UnLtd Millenium Award for social entrepreneurs. HubCowbridge is now a not for profit Community Interest Company with an asset lock to the Cowbridge Charter Trust. Profits are re-invested in further development of the website and to run pop-up community events. Now seeking to operate HubCowbridge on a  co-operative basis with other partners.


A supportive band of admins. within the Facebook group who help with moderation, and volunteers from the Vale Volunteer Bureau help with keeping website content up to date.



The logo for HubCowbridge is a representation of the Wheel of Dharma. A Buddhist symbol that depicts the Eightfold Path – an honourable way of living life that seemed to sum up much of what the Hub is all about.





Big shout out to all the friends and people in the local community who have thus far inspired the Hub, given advice, encouragement, and practical support. Including all at Barefoot Studio  , Rob, Michaela and Dinky – Transition Cowbridge, Gareth and Siobahn Bickerton, and my very forgiving Hublettes – Gwennan and Abigail.