Village is keen to show off £630,000 transformation on Friday, January 16.

The new £630,000 Swimbridge Jubilee Hall will be reopened on Friday, January 16 at 2pm.

Following the official opening by John Bartlett there will be three open days to allow everyone to view the work and for potential users or groups to see how they could enjoy the new space and facilities, made possible by a £500,000 Lottery grant.

It follows other grants and community fund raising over many years.

The hall committee has worked hard to mastermind the transformation over seven years and can’t wait to show it off to the community and potential new users.

“It is great to be able to show everyone what has been achieve by commitment, hard work, good design and quality building and the generosity of our funders,” said Jubilee Hall chairman Colin Wadsworth.

Three weddings have already been booked at the venue and the primary school is keen to use the hall again, while a dance club is planning to enjoy the extended and refinished floor, a craft club is to start and there are plans for a lunch club as well as all the previous regular users waiting to return.

There will be an exhibition showing some of the history of the hall and its place in the community as well as the story of the project and how people can get involved in the future.

Architect Jim Gardner of David Wilson Partnership and John Stacey of builders JE Stacey and Co will be there.

Project leader Julie Whitton added: “I am so excited to have reached this result - a fantastic new hall for our community to enjoy.”