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Residents invited to Dickens Heath Community Hub opening

Dickens Heath Community Hub is ready to open its doors and Solihull Council is inviting local people to attend the official opening next week.

The community facility, which is based on site at Dickens Heath Community Primary School, is a large indoor space for young people in the area to use. Inside they can play games with one another, relax in the chill out zone or even practice their cookery skills in the kitchen area. There is also a learning hub and an outdoor canopy so that the facility can be used throughout the year by young people, the school and other community groups.

Councillor Ken Hawkins, Cabinet Member for Environment & Highways, will officially open the Hub on Wednesday 4 March from 4-6pm alongside former professional boxer Wayne Elcock.

Councillor Hawkins said: “I am thrilled that we are officially opening this fantastic new facility, which will open up so many great opportunities for the local community.

“Through our environmental initiative Love Solihull, we carried out a lot of engagement work with young people living in the area as well as other community groups to find out what they need in terms of a facility. They had lots of creative ideas about what they wanted so I’m delighted that the Hub is now open and available for them to use.”

The impressive construction has been completed by Wernicks Buildings. It was made possible through various funding streams being made available since 2004 through the Section 106 planning funding process. This has included contributions from developers for the delivery of provisions for young people in Dickens Heath. 

The Hub is located in the grounds of Dickens Heath Community School, Three Acres Lane, B90 1NA. There is limited parking on site, however on street parking is available nearby.

Light refreshments will be served as well as numerous activities including a games bus and photo booth.

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