A COMMUNITY centre near Wem has been able to carry out improvements thanks to financial support from Shropshire Council.

Loppington Village Hall received a grant of £2,854 which has enabled improvements which are now benefitting people who use the premises.

A spokesperson for Shropshire Council said the hall is in use every week and a variety of activities take place.

They added: "All the necessary improvements are now in place and the village hall committee are very grateful to have received funding from the community asset grant scheme (CAPGS) to enable the work to be carried out so promptly.

"The hall is in daily use throughout each week. A wide range of activities include pilates, yoga, parents and toddlers, pre-school dance group, WI, youth club as well as the annual flower and vegetable show and church fetes.


"It is also available for hiring by outside agencies.

"One of the committee members, John Bulmer, manages the repair and maintenance work that is needed.

"He has contacts with a wide variety of local trades people, who have carried out the necessary work."

Grants totalling more than £140,000 were awarded to community groups across Shropshire following the Covid-19 pandemic as part of the unitary authority's Government funded-funded additional restrictions grant (ARG) programme.