A PUBLIC consultation into the future of Centre North East will be held next month.

At December's Whitchurch Town Council meeting, councillors formed a working group to discuss plans for the troubled community centre, with a view to holding a public consultation in the near future.

The working group is now ready to meet with members of the public to discuss their findings.

The consultation has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 19, from 6.30pm in the Edward German Room of Whitchurch Civic Centre.

Councillor Harvey Vasey, who has helped spearhead the working group, said the outcomes have been positive.

"The working group has met on several occasions and we have split the work into five different strands," said Cllr Vasey.

"There has been a lot of work for all councillors and I’m very grateful for their help.

"February 19 will be consultation and we'll be inviting members of the community to have their say in that meeting.

"We’ve looked at figures and there's some great potential there and hopefully if we all come together as a community with can achieve something very great here."

Cllr Simon Hamlyn, who is also on the working group, added that he anticipated a good turnout for the meeting and that he was confident of the outcome.

Acting town clerk Zoë Dean added the town council’s Centre North East working group had been working very hard and invited all members of the public to attend.

"All welcome to express their views on the future of Centre North East," said Ms Dean.

"A questionnaire will also be available for those who are unable to attend the meeting.”