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

Willenhall and Short Heath Area Panel Community Funding Project

A project is under-way in Willenhall and Short Heath to identify opportunities for local community groups to apply for funding.

This innovative new project is an opportunity for residents to get involved in decision making in the area.

Several community groups presented their ideas at Willenhall and Short Heath Area Panel on Tuesday, 4 March 2014.

The Panel are encouraging this project as a new way to identify how some of the local funding from the panel should be prioritised. This method is known as participatory budgeting.

They are asking residents to send in their views about the suggestions before the next panel arranged for Thursday, 20 March 2014.

Full Info via Ian Shires Webpage