Community groups and residents are being invited to consider holding events and meetings at the new Pendeford Community Hub.

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The hub opened its doors for the first time on 1 April, and provides a range of services including a library and community centre from under one roof.

Among the facilities on offer are a large community hall which can be hired out for events such as keep fit or martial arts classes, arts and crafts, children's groups, parties or other functions. The hub also has a bespoke meeting room, catering facilities and an exhibition space.

Councillor Elias Mattu, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Leisure and Communities, said: "We've had some really positive comments from visitors to Pendeford Community Hub since it opened in April, and already a number of organisations make use of it for karate sessions, playgroups, art classes and meetings.

"But we're keen to make it available to as many local people as possible, and I'd like to invite anyone who is interested in hiring space at Pendeford Community Hub - either on a one off or regular basis - to get in touch."

In creating the community hub, the former library and community centre building at Whitburn Close underwent extensive modernisation work which saw its windows and roof lights replaced, flooring repaired, kitchen refurbished and electrics upgraded.

Councillor Mattu said: "The new hub is much more open and welcoming and people have been coming in and really complementing the transformation which has taken place and which has created the perfect base for a wide range of local organisations and events."

For more information about holding events at the community hub, please contact Laura Robinson on 01902 552451 or email

  • released: Thursday 10 July, 2014