A WIRRAL community hall is being refurbished in a project aimed at making it one of the borough's leading entertainment venues.

Work is underway at Heswall Hall on a "state-of-the-art" upgrade of its sound and lighting system.

The building has been closed for a year, because of coronavirus restrictions, but trustees used that time to rethink and reshape its business model to ensure resilience for decades to come.

Preparations are now well underway for the doors of the hall to reopen once again on June 21 in line with government advice.

Chair of trustees Jenny Stock said: "The heart of Heswall Hall has always been our community activities and we're really looking forward to welcoming back our regular clubs and societies and re-establishing our community favourites like the cinemas, tea dances and our preschool playgroup.

"But we're very conscious that we need to look to the future too.

"By forming partnerships with local businesses like Blind Pig and investing in a new sound and lighting system we believe we can offer a wonderful venue for the whole community and bring much needed business into the town.

"We know it will make all the difference for events such as weddings and parties as well as our regular users including our local amateur dramatic groups, choirs and concerts."