In 1946 a committee was set up under the leadership of Mr Alfred Owen (later Alderman Owen) with the objective of building a community centre in Pelsall. They fund raised mainly through a door-to-door lotto scheme. Their dreams came to fruition when in 1964 Walsall Council bought a property and land on Station Road known as The Oaklands.
The first sod was cut, and the centre was built opening on the 4th of September 1965.It has been extended and updated over the years and up to now has been known as Pelsall Community Centre.
Recent renovation and upgrading to the building and the technical side of the stage area means the centre can now fully support Music, Performing Arts and local artists. That is why the centre will now be called Pelsall Community and Arts Centre to better reflect it’s role.
The plaque revealing the name will be unveiled by the Mayor and Mayoress of Walsall (Councillor Cris Towe and Louisa Hughes). Guests to the ceremony also include the area MP Wendy Morton and the local councillor team. All are invited and the day 10:00 till 14:00 includes free refreshments and entertainment. Our resident choirs will perform, and we have an open mike session. Our activity clubs will also be demonstrating what they have on offer.
Our refurbished kitchen will also be officially opened with the ribbon being cut by Michaela Hawthorne ASDA Community Champion for their Bloxwich store. ASDA provided 75% of the funding for the refurbishment and Michaela was instrumental in the fund bid process.
The centre is a comfortable, safe place for all activities and now with its new Arts brief is becoming very exciting.
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