Plans for a new community hub that will house multiple public services will soon move onto the design stage.

But before that, the council is looking for input from the community.

The new hub in Gants Hill will bring public services – such as council offices, pharmacies, libraries and police stations – together under one roof to make them easier to access and more efficient.

The Gants Hill centre will be one of six central community hubs dotted throughout the borough – others will be situated in Barkingside, Clayhall, Fullwell and Valentines wards.

The council wants input from the public for the design of all of these sites, including the choice of which services are provided at each hub.

The idea is the centres will provide central point access to health, social, cultural and other local resources residents need.

The authority is due to hold two public meetings in Gants Hill to give residents the chance to tell council officers what services they would like.

Cllr Jas Athwal, Redbridge Council leader, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to work proactively together and build stronger relationships by working closely (with residents) to design and determine what the future of our most valued services look like.

“I strongly encourage residents to come along to a session and have their say on what they’d like so we can deliver the best services they need and want. Whilst other boroughs have closed facilities we are building new bigger and better facilities”

Residents can complete an online survey for the hub until August 31 2019.

The first two public sessions will take place at Redbridge Institute, Gaysham Avenue, Gants Hill on Wednesday, July 10 at 2.30pm to 5pm and 6pm to 8pm. Further sessions will be arranged.

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