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PRESS RELEASE FROM COLESHILL TOWN COUNCIL

Good News Story! Coleshill Town Council is delighted to announce that it has been successful in its application to the HS2 Community and Environment Fund, and has been awarded £75,000 to move the Coleshill Community HUB to a downstairs position in the Town Hall, and develop its facilities and services.

The HS2 Community and Environment Fund supports local communities that are demonstrably disrupted by the construction of Phase One of the brand new high speed railways which is being built between London and the West Midlands. The Fund is administered by community charity, Groundwork UK.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make the HUB accessible to everyone, and the monies are allocated to refurbish, renovate and redecorate three rooms and move this excellent community facility onto the ground floor, with its own entrance on Sumner Road.

The details of this bid include the appointment of a part-time Hub Co-ordinator post, on a two-year fixed contract, and the setting up of an HS2 Information Point. This will offer everyone up to date details and information on the impact and effects of the HS2 works in and around the Coleshill area.

The many community services that the Hub currently offers will continue, and will be expanded to deliver new and exciting opportunities for greater community inclusion, new groups and activities, support with both mental and physical health and wellbeing, reducing isolation and loneliness, and projects designed to build unity, togetherness and strong community relationships and cohesion.

The Town Council and the HUB are very keen to listen to the needs of their residents, visitors to the town, and local workers to offer services that improve and support people’s lives and enhance their environment and experiences.

Please come along and see the new HUB, once its refurbished and moved, have a look around, see what we offer, give us your suggestions and ideas, maybe even join the team and volunteer. The volunteering opportunity is a great experience, especially within our friendly and enthusiastic team, and it allows people to give, engage and support to the Community we all share.

For more information please call 01675 463326 or email; helen@coleshilltowncouncil.gov.uk

Project is on the map at https://www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/hs2funds/pages/hs2-community-and-business-funds-project-map

 

 

Comments (2)

  • Derek Axe

    Congratulations to the team behind this success. Such bids are never easy.

    Could I urge the TC to now consider a bid to deliver enhanced tree planting and landscaping in the Coleshill corridor as per the NP? ENP6 pages 45-46.

    • Megan Davies

      Thank you for your response to our post. In response to your enquiry, members are aware of the need for tree planting and have some plans in hand.

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