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Sports club helped using website

A children's gymnastics club has been given a temporary home after a West Midlands council started using the social networking website Twitter.

Walsall Council said on the first day of going live it helped Moat Hall Gymnastics Club, after a mother of children there contacted the authority.

The club faced 12 weeks without a base due to emergency repairs at the Manor Farm Community Association in Rushall.

The club will now meet at Bloxwich leisure centre on Saturday mornings.

Staff at the council had put the group in touch with leisure centre staff.

Councillor Louise Harrison, cabinet member for leisure and culture, said: "We're looking to see how we can use social media more and more in the future to connect with people.

"Time was when these sorts of websites were only used by young people. Those days are long gone.

"We don't have a magic wand but this demonstrates that we do everything we can to help people and make Walsall a better place to live and work."

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