Town community facility set for improvement works

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A VITAL community facility in Droitwich Spa town centre is set for a £30,000 revamp.

Major regeneration works are planned for Droitwich Community Hall in Heritage Way.

Droitwich Spa Town Council’s community and amenities committee will be carrying out an improvements survey in preparation for starting the work during the current financial year.

The council is now in the process of securing funding to bring the project to life.

Mayor of Droitwich, Councillor Mike Barratt, said: “This is an important facility in Droitwich that is used by many different groups each week. It has been in need of improvement for a few years now.

“We will be having a survey carried out and will look to have any urgent work done as soon as we can.

“It is a well used facility and also brings in funds for the council. We will be looking to improve the site as soon as funding is secured.”

The site is used by hundreds of people from community groups and organisation every week.

Plans for the revamp and how the scheme could be financed were revealed at an annual town meeting last month.

In his report at the meeting, chairman of the town council’s resources committee, Councillor Ken Jennings, said: “To finance this work we propose to investigate an application for lottery funding, with the balance of funds required to be subject of a bid for New Homes Bonus money. This bid will ask Wychavon District Council to advance funds from future year’s accruals based on six year’s payments of £8,544. If the lottery application should be unsuccessful, then all required funding may be sought from New Homes Bonus money.

“At this stage, our best assessment is that a total of approximately £30,000 will be required.”

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