Ideas for future of village hall put forward

Plans for the future of Glemsford Village Hall were discussed on Monday night.

A public meeting attracted around 35 residents as well as parish councillors who contributed ideas on ways of improving the facility and its services.

Anne Mallalieu, a parish councillor, said: “The idea was to seek public opinion on the future of the hall – what things it could be used for and how to improve it.”

Views put forward included upgrading the library, which is housed in the hall.

“There is some interest in improving the library’s offering,” said Mrs Mallalieu.

“It is now run by the IPS and it is looking at more IT equipment and things like that, which we are hopeful to be able to accommodate.”

The creation of a second room, through the repositioning of walls and extension work, was also discussed, along with upgrades to the village hall’s heating and insulation to make the building more environmentally-friendly.

Mrs Mallalieu added: “We had quite a positive response, which was encouraging.”

A second public meeting is expected to be held in the next two months to gather more views.