The options anaylsis document has now been updated with all the feedback from the Jan 12 meeting, along with additional comments that have been emailed to us. There are a number of repeated comments but we felt it best to included everything rather than start editing. We are happy to keep updating this document if you have more comments to add.

The Big Lottery Fund has awarded the £150m endowment to the Power to Change. It will be the largest trust of its kind in Europe and will provide funding and support to existing and new community ventures. Read more about this funding option at http://www.thepowertochange.org.uk/

A big thank to every one of the 57 people who attended Monday's update meeting and workshop. The debates about the possible sites for a new Heart were animated, passionate and respectful. We will now pull together all the comments and views expressed during the evening so the preferred options for the way forward can be explored in detail. Here's a link to the Options Analysis we handed out. We will post an updated version of this as soon as possible - and if you were unable to attend, please let us know your views by ringing any of the Heart team for a chat or by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

One week to go until our update meeting and workshop (7pm, Monday 12th, Cradley School). We have room for 100 people to hear the news and help plan the future. Let us know if you can attend. We can always plan a second meeting if it looks like the first will be full.

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