Following the fire that destroyed the Town Hall in 1995, the building was re-built and re-opened in 2000. After just five years, the building was forced to close save for its weekly use for the Wem Market.
2005 - Present
The closure of the Town Hall generated a series of emergency meetings held within the community, leading to the establishment of the Wem Town Hall Community Trust. Simultaneously, Thomas Adams School had extended its programme beyond school based learning and had earned respect for its outward looking and innovative approach to the delivery of the community and specialist arts programme.
In September 2006, the Trust and the School joined forces, and with support from Advantage West Midlands, the Town, District and County Councils worked to develop a plan to re-open the building as a multi-use facility.
The resulting delivery partnership that has emerged between the Trust and the School offers not only a viable and sustainable way to bring the building back into use but has presented an exciting opportunity to establish the venue as a Community Anchor, a vehicle for the delivery of new provision, supporting community enterprise. An innovative, high quality, yet community based programme, sited at the very heart of the Town, Wem Town Hall Arts, Learning, Community and Enterprise Centre.
Wem Town Hall, High Street, wem, Shropshire, SY4 5DG
Tel: (01939) 238279