A village hall has marked its 40th anniversary with a £100,000 make-over.
The refurbishment programme has seen the multi-purpose hall, in Haynes, get a new roof, windows and other construction work to protect the fabric of the building.
Haynes Parish Council chairman Richard James said: “The Village Hall is the community hub for Haynes residents of all ages, and also generates many visitors from outside the area through a varied programme of events plus commercial bookings.
“The renovation work aims to ensure that the Hall can maintain this role for the foreseeable future.”
The hall was officially re-opened by Roger French OBE DL, Chairman of the RSSB at Haynes Park, which made a significant financial contribution to the project.
It is home to many local clubs and its fully-equipped stage is host to a number of theatrical and musical productions. It has been used to record an episode of Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time.
It is also a popular venue for weddings and parties, and hosts the annual Haynes 100 car event.
Haynes Parish Council’s Building Contract was undertaken by the M & J Group of Bedford in conjunction with Robinson & Hall, Chartered Surveyors.
For more information go to www.haynesvillagehall.weebly.com