Official opening of Hollinswood Local Centre this Saturday

The £2.5m regeneration of Hollinswood Local Centre will be officially opened on Saturday when Paralympian gold medalist Mickey Bushell MBE will unveil a plaque.

Official opening of Hollinswood Local Centre this Saturday
The event coincides with the Hollinswood Christmas Fayre, which runs from 2pm.

The regeneration of the local centre has seen the demolition of the Woodcutter pub and a block of shops and flats, construction of new shops and refurbishment of the Hollinswood Community Centre.

A new Activity Hub for adults with learning difficulties has also been relocated to the Local Centre. The regeneration work has also improved car parking, public open spaces and lighting as well as a tidy up around the underpass.

Saturday’s official opening takes place at 4.30pm and will begin with a welcome by Hollinswood & Randlay Parish Council Chairman Councillor Sheenagh Unwin.

There will be speeches by Telford & Wrekin Council deputy leader Councillor Richard Overton on working in partnership and the Mayor of the Borough of Telford and Wrekin, Councillor Rae Evans.

Mickey Bushell MBE will then unveil the plaque and Telford MP Lucy Allan will switch on Hollinswood’s Christmas lights. The event will conclude with community carol singing featuring Hollinswood Primary School Choir accompanied by Wellington Brass Band.

Councillor Overton said: “This investment has significantly improved the Local Centre in Hollinswood and I am delighted that we can now officially unveil it.

“The scheme has improved Hollinswood’s links to the town centre and has provided better access to town centre employment opportunities.”

Councillor Sheenagh Unwin, chairman of the Parish Council, said “Hollinswood & Randlay Parish Council is proud to have worked with our partners to provide this enhanced area and facilities for the people of our Parish and visitors.  

“We would like to thank everyone who has worked together to make this happen.”

Mickey Bushell won Paralympic gold in the London 2012 Olympics in the T53 100m wheelchair racing.