Local hub connects the Coleshill community

Local hub connects the Coleshill community

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The Coleshill Hub – a community space and place in Coleshill, North Warwickshire – continues to support and connect local people.

In line with the government’s Build Back Better campaign, the Hub is encouraging the local community to get back onto the high street and get involved in North Warwickshire-based events.

The Hub provides information about what is on in Coleshill, signposting its visitors to events and activities, helping to support local tourism, as well as giving answers to the all-important questions local people have about HS2.

“After such a challenging and isolating year for many, it’s great to be able to connect local people with their community again,” says Charlie Painter, Hub Co-ordinator.

“We remained open wherever possible throughout the pandemic and provided whatever support we possibly could, including socially distant garden visits, shopping, and phone calls, but it’s fantastic to be able to support the community properly again.

“For many visitors coming to The Hub, we are their first step towards getting them the help they need. We help them no matter what their challenge may be. The Hub has a wide network of local and national partners – we signpost local people to the right services.

The Coleshill Hub is now open again to visitors, Monday to Friday between 10am and 1pm. Visitors need to wear face coverings and there is a limit to the number allowed in at any one time.

The Hub was recently involved in the Coleshill Local Arts Week – a week-long event held in the Old Market Hall in Coleshill. Local artist, Peter Scott, and STITCH (Sewing Together In The Coleshill Hub) showcased their work. There were also pop-up shops from Wicks of Water Orton, Jewellery from Dianne and a pre-loved art sale from Mary Ann Evans Hospice.

The week also featured a display from Wessex Archaeology, who provided fantastic displays and information about the HS2 archaeology site, the Romans in Coleshill and education about the Bronze Age.

Children from St Edwards Catholic Primary, The Coleshill School and Woodlands inclusive school displayed paintings, drawings and models of different areas of Coleshill.

“Seeing local events happening again, like the Coleshill Local Arts Week, is incredible. We feel honoured and incredibly lucky to be a part of that drive towards connecting people with their local community again,” says Helen Whittaker, Community and Partnership Manager at Coleshill Town Council.

“Our message to the local community is that we are all in this together. You are not alone. There is always someone who wants to help you. The Hub is just one example of that. So whatever you’re up against, pop in to The Hub and let’s see what we can do.”

For more information about The Coleshill Hub and how you can get involved in the services it provides, call 01675 462517 or visit https://www.coleshillhub.org.uk/.