Village hall set to reopen after £180,000 work

REVAMP: The village hall
REVAMP: The village hall
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A village is eagerly looking forward to the relaunch of its much-improved hall.

Clayton Brook village hall – built in the early 1970s – is due to reopen this month

The demolition of the neighbouring Clayton Brook pub a few years ago opened up the potential for improving the area which included extending the village hall.

A planning application to extend the premises, which are owned by Chorley Council, was submitted and approved and work started in June.

The scheme is costing £180,000 and will create a much-improved hall with potential for a community café.

There will also be enhanced meeting space, more storage facilities and a more pleasant environment.

The hall was scheduled to reopen on October 5, but additional issues – such as the floor being replaced rather than relayed – needed to be addressed, which led to a delay.

Councillor Bev Murray, who oversees community facilities for the council, said: “Work is well under way on revamping the village hall and building an extension to create a great new facility which will meet the needs of the community.

“The end result will be a much improved village hall with better meeting space for a range of different groups, more storage facilities and the potential for a community café which is what local people wanted when we consulted them on this.

Ward councillor Charlie Bromilow said: “It’s going go be a really good venue for the whole of the community.”