A REVAMP of the former Holy Trinity Church in Trowbridge aims to bring in more members of the community to use the building, as the first major concert there will take place this month.

A new stage has just been installed, meaning more concerts and events can be held at the church, starting with top folk band Gigspanner Big Band performing on Thursday, November 22 as they have outgrown their usual venue at The Village Pump because of a growing following.

After many years of planning, Holy Trinity Church will now become more of a community hub, hosting regular local events.

Wiltshire councillor Stewart Palmen, one of the group behind the scheme, said: “Having the new stage is great as it allows us to host more concerts and events.

“We are looking forward to the Gigspanner concert as our first major event on the new stage.

“This is something we have been speaking about for the last eight years so it’s great to see it finished. We had two rows of choristors’ pews where the choirs would sit, which we have now moved.

There are also plans for a new car park at the back of the church which will allow easier access.

Cllr Palmen said: “I am so pleased we have got planning permission for the new car park.

“It will mean we have much better disabled access as people used to have to park across the road at the station.

“This will open the church up to more members of the community.”

To buy tickets for the Gigspanner Big Band concert, please call the Village Pump box office on 01225 774306. Tickets are £18.