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Hope for Wolverhampton as regeneration starts

Hope celebration

The Heath Town estate in Wolverhampton is in the spotlight this week as long-awaited regeneration work starts.

Sue Allen, Chief Executive of Hope Community Project, spoke to BBC Midlands Today about the work and what it will mean to people of the area. The interview, which is part of a larger story about the regeneration project, will be broadcast on BBC One at 6.30 on 18 July.

BBC Radio West Midlands (BBC WM) are also broadcasting live from the estate all week, and will be at Hope Community Project twice. They will join the English lesson on Tuesday from 2.00 – 4.00 and the Lunch club on Thursday from 12.00 – 2.00. You can listen online at www.bbc.co.uk/wm or on 95.6 FM.

The week culminates in Heath Town’s International Fun Day on Saturday, which celebrates the cultural diversity of the area. The event takes place in Heath Town Park from 12.00 – 4.00, with the Mayor officially opening it at 1.00. Hope will be there with the Petals of Hope women’s group and they will be promoting their young people’s work. If you’re in the area, join them at Heath Town Park off Bushbury Road to learn more about their work.


/media/news/library/sam_2048-resized-for-web.jpgBBC WM are inviting people to join the conversation on social media by using the Twitter tag #TheEstate.

Hope, which is a partnership project between Father Hudson’s Care and the Infant Jesus Sisters, offers services that meet the needs of people in the area. They work with all sections of society from children and young people, to families and individuals, to older people. Their work ranges from lunch clubs for older people, to English classes for migrants, to helping young people stay out of gangs.

Find out more about Hope’s work on www.hopecommunityproject.org.uk.

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