Plans for new community Hub to be considered
for a new £3m Community Hub for the Knottingley area are to be discussed by
senior councillors meeting next week.
new Hub would occupy the site of the former Kellingley Miners Welfare Club and provide
support for people in the area to develop their work skills and take part in a
range of sport activities and health and wellbeing initiatives. It could also
house a café, meeting space for community groups, business space and digital
of Wakefield’s Cabinet will be asked to approve £3m of funding to create the
Hub and £50,000 of annual funding to support running costs and upkeep of the
building, when they meet on 24 March.
Michael Graham, Cabinet Member for Resources at Wakefield Council, said: “We’ll
be discussing this exciting new initiative which is being put forward after we
consulted with residents on what they’d like to see as part of the Knottingley
Vision and Action Plan.
have listened to people’s views and I believe a Hub would be a great asset to
the community, enabling people to take part in activities including sport and
health boosting initiatives as well as access within their local area to advice
and support to help build work skills.”
Council’s Knottingley Vision and Action Plan sets out commitments and actions
to support regeneration in the area. It is closely linked to the district’s
Playing Pitch Strategy which makes commitments to enhance and improve playing
fields within the Knottingley area. It will support existing and new teams and
clubs, encourage people to get involved and support community groups to upgrade
their facilities, whilst making them more widely available.
of Wakefield’s Cabinet are meeting on 24 March at 10.30am at Wakefield Town
meeting can be watched, live or later,
at www.citizen.wakefield.gov.uk/cabinet-and-council-meeting on the Council’s website.