Since taking on Brierley Hill Civic we’ve found that everyone from local small groups to international music promoters are very excited in the work we’re doing to bring new life into this amazing building.
We took on on the Civic in February and we’ve had great support from the council, staff at the Civic, businesses and charities, all helping us in the early stages of this exciting journey. In March we kicked off with an open day to learn more about what the community, organisations, schools and businesses want from their Civic Hall.
We are really starting to grow in usage. Since March, the Civic has had 42 bookings, one-off and regular. Of these,
- 15 have been from existing users, running events such as
- Statutory partners meetings
- Open meetings
- Civic events
- Theatre and dance
- Awards presentations for sports clubs
- 28 have been from brand new users, excited by the prospect of hosting their events at the Civic, such as:
- Charity events
- Seminars and workshops
- Corporate use
- 2 weddings
- Dance shows
- Fashion shows
This all means that occupancy has increased from around 22% to 41.96%. There’s still work to do but we’re really happy with the progress and with the array of activities and events that happen there.
We’ve also launched catering facilities, offering exclusive deals with Lunch on the Run, who provide varied buffets at events. Our coffee shop offers fresh bean coffees, teas and cold drinks at any function and they’ve been really popular!
If you are interested in using the Civic or just interested in what’s happening in the future feel free to get in touch.