Villagers are being asked to have their say on choosing a name for Pelsall’s new £4 million library, health and children’s centre.
A shortlist of six names has been drawn up by the Pelsall Project Steering Group and voting slips and boxes will be available in community venues around the village from today (Monday, 20 February) for people to have their say.
The shortlist of names is:
Pelsall Village Centre
Pelsall Centre for Healthy Minds and Bodies
Pelsall Family Wellbeing Centre
Pelsall Village Wellbeing Centre
Pelsall Common View
HELP Centre (Health, Education, Library and Pharmacy)
Voting slips and boxes will be available at Pelsall Library,Norton Road; Rushall Library, Pelsall Lane; Pelsall High Street surgery; Millfields Nursery, Lichfield Road, Bloxwich; Pelsall Village Primary, Old Town Lane; Ryders Hayes Primary, Gilpin Crescent and St Michael’s CE Primary, Maple Road, Pelsall.
Alternatively people can email Sue Grainger, Walsall Council’s head of libraries and heritage, at firstname.lastname@example.org stating their preferred option or send the slip to Libraries, Heritage and Arts, Council House, Lichfield Street, Walsall, WS1 1TW.
Closing date for votes is Friday 16 March 2012 with the winning name to be announced shortly afterwards.
Councillor Anthony Harris, Walsall Council cabinet member for leisure and culture, said: “The new centre is a real boost for the people of Pelsall and we would like residents to get involved in helping to select a name which they can identify with and really means something to them.
“This is going to bring key services under one roof for the benefit of Pelsall residents and these are exciting times as we move towards it opening later this year.”
The project in High Street is a joint initiative between Walsall Council, NHS Walsall and Walsall Children’s Services Serco. Construction work is being carried out by ISG.
On the ground floor will be the library, pharmacy and children’s centre together with health offices and treatment rooms. Upstairs will be the first floor health centre with space for four GP practices. It will feature a large central open plan waiting area with treatment and consultation rooms around the perimeter.
The centre is due to open in the autumn.