September 2014: After cuts made by Wolverhampton City Council to the Neighbourhood Services dept. Wednesfield & Fallings Park LNP has now transition to an independent voluntary run group called ‘Hands On Wednesfield’.
Please visit the Hands On Wednesfield website at handsonwednesfield.org for more info!
The Local Neighbourhood Partnership (LNP) works closely with residents, community groups, professionals and service providers in order to make where we live and work better for everyone.
The board, which is made up of residents and is supported by Council Officers have been hard at work on a number of project in 2012 / 13, including:
Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
June 2012 saw a number of very well attended events to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The LNP supported some organising groups and board members were involved with the running of these events.
Community Hubs Consultations
The LNP was involved in a major consultation project around the Community Hubs proposals and board members have been closely involved in their local areas as Hubs are developed.
Community First Funding Panels
Resident-led panels in Wednesfield South and Fallings Park have overseen the distribution of funding totalling more than £15,000 to local groups in past last year. Funding continues for another two year, so look out for information on how your group can apply.
Wednesfield Christmas Lights Event
The LNP is involved in organising the annual Christmas Lights event in Wednesfield – the event is going from strength to strength and last year saw a Charity Market taking place, with Wednesfield’s London 2012 bronze medal winning olympic gymnast Kristian Thomas turning on the lights.
Bentley Bridge Public Art Project
For the past 18 months the LNP has been involved in a public art project that will see £30,000 of private invesment spent on new public art in Wednesfield. Board members have been involved in every step of the way, from consulting with the public at the Christmas Lights event, to commissioning ‘Planet Art’ the artists who will create the final artwork.
Keep an eye out for this exciting piece of art in between the Wednesfield Library and Bentley Bridge in the coming months.
Organic Community Garden
The LNP is working closely with Wolverhampton Homes, Our Own Future & Catch 22 on an organic community garden project in Wednesfield. If you’d like more information on hwo you can get involved in this project, please contact our constituency support officer via the details below.
Joining the LNP
We are always looking for new people to get involved with the LNP, so if you’d like to help shape your community please contact our constituency support officer Simon Hamilton on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01902 557974 for more information.
James Clarke (Chair)