Kidsgrove Town Deal project: Shared Service Hub

Potential users and partners

Potential occupants were consulted during the early development phase of the project (pre-Covid). The preliminary ideas were presented to local people at an engagement event in February 2022. It was clear from the feedback from residents and potential occupants that, whilst the concept was generally well received, particularly the public realm proposals, more work was needed on the Shared Service Hub facility.

Organisations consulted

As well as local residents, organisations consulted include:

  • Aspire Housing
  • Business support organisations including Chamber of Commerce and Make-It Stoke Staffs
  • Citizens Advice
  • Go Kidsgrove
  • Keele University
  • Newcastle College
  • NHS (drop in space)
  • Police (drop in space)
  • Staffordshire County Council
  • Three Spires Trust

Other amenities highlighted as vital

These were:

  • youth services
  • social support
  • local entertainment

Following the feedback received

The location of the hub was reconsidered. A wider group of potential users was canvassed, including:

  • Citizens Advice
  • youth services
  • business support
  • nurseries and education
  • health care service providers

This work is still ongoing.