Views sought on how to shape use of centre

Forward Assist - a veteran support charity which regularly uses John Willie Sams Centre to host coffee mornings and meetings.
Forward Assist - a veteran support charity which regularly uses John Willie Sams Centre to host coffee mornings and meetings.

Residents and groups are being invited to have their say on how they would like a community space used.

North Tyneside Council and facilities management company Robertson are looking for suggestions on how to use the John Willie Sams Centre, in Dudley.

John Willie Sams Centre presents a fantastic opportunity for the local community in Dudley and surrounding areas.

Christina Bell, community manager at Robertson

Opened in 2008, it houses a citizens advice service, councillor surgeries, health services, hall, gym, library, PCs with internet access and a range of suites to suit the needs of any community group wishing to use the facilities.

Members of the public are invited to attend the centre with their ideas and find out about the options available.

Alternatively, community groups can call (0191) 643 2030 or email communities@robertson.co.uk to submit their ideas on how to use the centre.

Christina Bell, community manager at Robertson, said: “John Willie Sams Centre presents a fantastic opportunity for the community in Dudley and surrounding areas.”

“We’re lucky to have a fantastic centre with lots of potential, so we’d love to hear from the community about what they would like to see going on at the centre and from groups who may be interested in using our facilities.”