New centre to be called Pelsall Village Centre

The new £4 million health, library and children’s centre is to be named Pelsall Village Centre after a public vote.

Hundreds of people visited ballot boxes at venues across the village to choose from a shortlist of six names – Pelsall Centre for Healthy Mind and Body; Pelsall Family Wellbeing Centre; Pelsall Village Wellbeing Centre; Pelsall Common View; and Pelsall HELP – with Pelsall Village Centre polling 54 per cent of the votes (260 of the 480 votes).

Sue Grainger, Head of Libraries Heritage and Arts at Walsall Council, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has played their part in helping make this ambitious project a reality and to those who voted to create an identity which will become part of the Pelsall community for many, many years.”

The ground floor of the Pelsall Village Centre, which opens in the autumn, comprises library, pharmacy and children’s centre along with health offices and treatment rooms, while the first floor has a health centre with space to accommodate four GP practices.

The High Street project is a joint initiative between Walsall Council, NHS Walsall and Walsall Children’s Services Serco.

There were 90 people who voted for HELP; 48 for Pelsall Village Wellbeing Centre; 41 for Pelsall Common View; 31 for Pelsall Family Wellbeing Centre; and 12 for Pelsall Centre for Healthy Mind and Body.

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