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.”