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Moffat town hall will be 'focal point once more'

Peter Beck-Samuels, Chairman of Moffat Town Hall Redevelopment Trust Credit: ITV News Border

Peter Beck-Samuels, Chairman of Moffat Town Hall Redevelopment Trust said:

"This is just phase one of what we want to do.

"Most of the £600,00 will be spent on the roof and exterior, making it a focal point in the town once more.

"Inside work will be done to the stage and library too. It will really breathe life back into the building."

The town hall fenced off in preparation for the refurb Credit: ITV News Border
The town hall was built in 1827 Credit: ITV News Border

£600k refurb for Moffat town hall

Work has begun on a £600,000 refurbishment of Moffat town hall.

The hall, which was built in 1827, was bought by a local trust in 2009.

Members from the trust have now taken control of the management of the repair works, which are being jointly financed between Historic Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Major repairs to the windows, roof and stonework are needed to preserve the building.

Carnegie theatre refurbishment almost complete

A £220,000 refurbishment of Allerdale Borough Council's Carnegie theatre will be completed next week.

Some of the work undertaken in the refurbishment includes the opening up of the balcony area, new flooring and seating, and considerable repairs to the roof and external building.

The revamped theatre will now seat around 325 people and accommodate almost 500 people for a concert.

The project was funded by Allerdale Borough Council ad The Coalfields Regeneration Trust.

"We made a promise to invest in the Theatre and it's great to be able to deliver on that promise.

The theatre is an important asset for the town and the refurbishment has been received positively by the user groups who will play a full part in the development of the Carnegie going forward.

The future is looking good for the Carnegie."

– Councillor Mark Fryer, Executive member of the Carnegie Theatre,

The first act to appear on stage after the re-opening is Livewire AC/DC on 7th September. **