Progress is being made on the transformational million-pound youth community centre project in Woodrow. 

Last year, Your Ideas, a youth and community project supporting children and young people, was awarded £1.4 million from the government's Youth Investment Fund to transform its Bengrove Close site into a brand-new community centre. 

The youth and community centre will have a large kitchen, arts room, recreation room, sports hall, outdoor tarmacked ball game area and garden that will be open to all young people and members of the community. 

Having started building in November 2023, the MP for Redditch and the Villages, Rachel Maclean, has welcomed the latest progress on the work after helping lobby ministers to secure the funding for the project. 

Ms Maclean said: "The transformation of Your Ideas' Bengrove Close site really is levelling up in action. It isn't just talk, this is real money which will transform the lives of children and young people in Woodrow and across Redditch. 

"I'm proud it’s a Conservative Government delivering this £1.4 million funding, and I will continue to work hard to secure more investment in our town.”

Councillor Emma Marshall also visited the site last week alongside the MP to get an update on the work from Jordan Cooke and Mick Fitzgerald from Your Ideas. 

Councillor Marsh said: "I am thrilled to see the progress of the Hub. I can't wait to see its completion as I know just how much residents will benefit from the fantastic services Your Ideas provide our young people." 

The work is set to be completed by May or June 2024.