Plans to create a community hub featuring a wide range of council services under one roof in Bramley will move a step closer to reality this week.
Members of the council’s decision-making executive board will consider a report to authorise £4.6 million to be spent on creating 12 community hubs across the city – including Bramley.
A final decision on the Bramley venue has yet to be announced.
The report says:
“Options are being developed for the Community Hub in Bramley. Agreement on the preferred solution for development will be delegated to the Assistant Chief Executive (Citizens and Communities) in consultation with the Executive Member for Communities and Local Ward Members.
“However for the purposes of costing the business case it has been assumed that
at least one property will be released for disposal.”
The Dispatch understands the ‘one property’ mentioned in the report refers to Bramley housing office.
Bramley councillors said in January that they will fight to retain Bramley Library, adding: ‘under no circumstances will we allow the beautiful and historic library building to be lost to the Bramley community’.
The report also mentions improvements to Armley’s One Stop Centre. It says there are also plans to improve layout, queue and appointment management, design and ‘confidentiality’ issues.
Vital public services for Pudsey residents are now available under one roof after the opening of a new community hub in the town’s library last month.
The existing library services have now had services from the old One Stop Centre at Pudsey Town Hall added to what is on offer, including housing, benefits and registrars.
The report to Wednesday’s executive board can be read in full here.