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Community Hubs consultation dates

Following Wolverhampton City Council’s controversial plans to merge Libraries, Community Centres and Youth Centres into ‘Community Hubs’ a number of public consultation events have been scheduled to allow residents to find out more about the plans.

Following Wolverhampton City Council’s controversial plans to merge Libraries, Community Centres and Youth Centres into ‘Community Hubs’ across the city over the next 5 years, a number of public consultation events have been scheduled to allow residents to find out more about the plans.

As ever, WV11.co.uk remains neutral on such issues, however we would like to encourage residents in Wednesfield to attend these meetings and find out the facts about proposals.

Unfortunately there have been a lot of unfounded rumours flying around and Express & Star headlines such as “Wolverhampton Libraries Facing Closure” do not help matters. Non of the Libraries, Community Centres or Youth Centres in Wednesfield are facing closure under the new proposals.

Wednesfield & Long Knowle will remain largely unaffected with new joined entrances being proposed.

In Ashmore Park the proposals are to relocate the Library and Community Centre to the current Youth Centre site. This would see extensive work to make the site fit for purpose as a Community Hub.

WV11.co.uk have taken part in meetings with the a group of local people working together under the banner of the ‘Ashmore Park Community Hubs Advisory Group’. This group recently met with Cllr Elias Mattu and council officers to discuss the proposed changes in Ashmore Park and to address resident’s questions and concerns. We will be writing a follow up article in a few days with the feedback we were given at this meeting.

For now, we urge you to attend one of the following meetings to find out more about the proposals for yourself:

Wednesfield & Falling Park LNP Meeting

24th September, 6:30pm
Jennie Lee Centre
Local Neighbourhood Partnership meeting

Library meetings and drop in sessions

Wednesfield
September 3 to October 5 during library open times
Wednesfield Library, 2 Well Lane, Wednesfield, WV11 1XT

Long Knowle
September 3 to October 5 during library open times
Long Knowle Library, Wood End Road, Wednesfield, WV11 1YG

Ashmore Park
October 16 at 2pm until 6pm
Ashmore Park Library, Griffiths Drive, Wednesfield, WV11 2JW

Community Centre meetings and drop in sessions

Wednesfield
August 20 to October 19 during centre open times
Wednesfield Community Centre, 2 Well Lane, Wednesfield, WV11 1XT

Long Knowle
October 18 at 6.30pm until 7.30pm (meeting)
August 20 to October 19 during centre open times (opportunity to comment)
Long Knowle Community Centre, Wood End Road, Wednesfield, WV11 1YG

Ashmore Park
October 2 at 7pm until 8pm (meeting)
August 20 to October 19 during centre open times (opportunity to comment)
Ashmore Park Community Centre, Griffiths Drive, Ashmore Park, WV11 2LJ

Youth Club meetings

Wednesfield Youth Club
September 13 at 7pm
Wednesfield Community Centre, 2 Well Lane, Wednesfield, WV11 1XT

Long Knowle Youth Club
September 20 at 7pm
Long Knowle Community Centre, Wood End Road, Wednesfield, WV11 1YG

Ashmore Park Youth Centre
September 17 at 7pm
Ashmore Park Youth Centre, Griffiths Drive, Ashmore Park

More information can be found online at www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/communityhubs.

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[…] Wolverhampton – Community Hubs consultation dates – WV11.  “Unfortunately there have been a lot of unfounded rumours flying around and Express & Star headlines such as “Wolverhampton Libraries Facing Closure” do not help matters. Non of the Libraries, Community Centres or Youth Centres in Wednesfield are facing closure under the new proposals. Wednesfield & Long Knowle will remain largely unaffected with new joined entrances being proposed. In Ashmore Park the proposals are to relocate the Library and Community Centre to the current Youth Centre site. This would see extensive work to make the site fit for purpose as a Community Hub.” […]