Flag design winner, Adam Leonard and Glyn Marston to attend Willenhall Flag Exhibition

Adam Leonard with Glyn Marston

Adam Leonard, winning flag designer and Glyn Marston will be attending the opening of the exhibiton this Saturday at Willenhall Library where we will be displaying all the flag entries from school children – schools included Barcroft Primary, Pool Hayes Arts & Community plus Jane Lane School.

The event will open at 12.30 and light refreshments availbable, kindly donated by AF Blakemore.

Please come along with your children to view the designs, meet Willenhall flag designer winner Adam or just to have a chat.

All welcome!

Full event details

Walsall community group forced to close after 143 per cent rent rise

A community group providing services for more than 2,000 people each week is closing due to rising rents, it was revealed today.

Pool Hayes Community Association in Walsall will fold at the end of April after 32 years because costs have rocketed by 143 per cent. The group pays rent to use buildings on the Pool Hayes Arts and Community School site. But bosses say the increases imposed by the school – which would have added thousands to the annual bill – mean it cannot makes end meet.

Full E & S story here

Headteacher Matt Allman said:

“The community association’s reduced funding is reflected in our own and we are unfortunately not in a position to financially assist.”

School statement on Pool Hayes Community Association’s decision to close

The following statement has been issued by the new Head of Pool Hayes Arts & Community School Matt Allman ahead of a meeting with myself tomorrow (Thursday).

“It is regretful to hear that the Community Association is closing and Pool Hayes governors and staff would like to thank the organisation for all of their hard work and dedication over the years.
The Community Association’s reduced funding is reflected in our own and we are unfortunately not in a position to financially assist the organisation in the way that we have previously

As a school we are now looking to offer our own local provision, with particular focus on working with our primary schools.

We have also committed to waive Community Association payments for April and to honour event bookings that the Community Association have made up until the summer.

Via Ian Shires

Meeting to save Pool Hayes CA closure….

Anyone who is interested in trying to save Pool Hayes CA, A meeting has been organised by concerned parents and users at Willenhall Chart Centre on Monday 7th April 7pm

19 Gomer Street
Willenhall
WV13 2NS

Click here for full statement by Wayne Palmer

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees which took place on Friday 28 March 2014 it was agreed that Pool Hayes Community Association ceases to trade on Wednesday 30 April 2014.

Closure of Pool Hayes Community Association

Wayne Palmer
Re – Closure of Pool Hayes Community Association

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At a meeting of the Board of Trustees which took place on Friday 28 March 2014 it was agreed that Pool Hayes Community Association ceases to trade on Wednesday 30 April 2014.

Although this decision was not taken lightly by the Trustees they had no alternative option due to the 143% increase in premise costs levied by Pool Hayes Arts & Community School to the Community Association for the use of the facilities.

It is with regret that such a decision has had to be made following a successful 32 years of trading but as our income is not increasing there are little monies available to cover the massive rise that has been imposed on us by the school.

The Management Team and Board of Trustee Directors would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for all your continued custom over the previous years.