The TDCC is a volunteer-led organisation made up of local people, who meet with service providers to respond to local needs and improve services in the area.
It can also offer local Voluntary Groups the chance to gain grant funding to help deliver more services to the residents of Regis and Wightwick Wards.
The purpose of the TDCC is to promote a shared vision and collaboration for the entire Tettenhall area, including the neighbourhoods of Tettenhall itself, Tettenhall Wood, Wightwick, Finchfield, Castlecroft, Wergs, Aldersley, Claregate, Compton, Palmers Cross and Stockwell End.
In the absence of a Parish Council, it brings the statutory and voluntary sector together to work in Partnership for the benefit of the local community.
The Tettenhall Local Neighbourhood Partnership (LNP) is the statutory element of the TDCC and its core activity includes:
- Addressing community Issues
- Influencing service provision & decision making
- Wider community engagement and involvement
The Tettenhall LNP is part of a partnership structure supported by the City Council and partners and accountable to the Wolverhampton Strategic Partnership and because of this statutory status, it is unable to apply for some funding streams or to hold resources.
Membership is open to all community groups and residents who have an interest in the TDCC area.
The TDCC has a Board which is comprised of nominated representatives from local groups and individual residents
There is also a local body called WREN – which stands for the Wightwick and Regis Enterprise Network.
WREN is the voluntary sector element of the TDCC and its main areas of business are to:
- Bid for and hold resources
- Develop and run projects that support local needs
- Support community and voluntary groups to access funding
- Ensure voluntary sector representation
WREN is a geographical network, in turn part of the Wolverhampton Network Consortium and is a Company Limited by Guarantee which allows it to bid for and hold resources.
To find out more about any aspects of the Tettenhall District Community Council, contact Steve Poole on (01902) 572470.