Important changes are taking place at the UCAN centre in Halliwell as the centre moves from the control of Bolton at Home to management by Bolton Council.
But things won’t stand still – as the council is pledging to build on the previous successes at the centre.
And residents are invited to come along this Saturday to a UCAN (Urban Care And Neighbourhood) community event, for a day of fun and activities and to find out what's going on at the centre. The event will take place on March 24 from 11am-2pm. Refreshments will be available.
Staff want to expand on the current use of the building and encourage greater partnership working with local residents, community groups, service providers, and local businesses to ensure that the UCAN Centre continues to effectively meet the needs of the local community. The council aims to support them in this aim.
Council Leader, Councillor Cliff Morris, commented: “Bolton Council will continue to coordinate the same local facilities and services which benefit the Halliwell community, preventing and tackling crime, promoting employment and learning, supporting healthy lives, and building community cohesion.
“This includes a self-service library neighbourhood collection service which will be initiated as part of the management changes. At the same time we want to support the staff to develop their exciting ideas that can only continue to benefit the residents of Halliwell.”
The changeover follows the stock transfer of housing properties to Bolton at Home in 2010, when it was agreed Bolton Council would ultimately take over responsibility for the centre.
Any issues or concerns about the plans, or ideas about the future service, now or in the future, can be directed to Shaheen Sameja, Halliwell and Crompton Neighbourhood Manager on 01204 333675.