WAYNE ‘Mad Dog’ Elcock will open a new youth centre in Solihull next week.
The borough council has invited Dickens Heath residents to come to the opening of the Dickens Heath Community Hub.
Solihull Council said: “This new 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 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, will officially open the Hub on March 4 from 4-6pm with former professional boxer Wayne Elcock.
Coun 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 build was possible through various funding streams 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.
Residents wishing to attend the opening can email [email protected].