WESTBURY Community Project is already taking bookings for its new community centre following a £150,000 refurbishment.

The Westbury Community Centre in Eden Vale Road is now open for business and clubs, voluntary groups and other organisations have already enquired about bookings.

Richard Hatt, chairman of Westbury Community Project, said they were "delighted" with the renovated building.

"This is the first thing that has come to Westbury for many years. It really is now a Rolls-Royce building."

A formal launch was planned for September but has been postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The centre hopes to launch its new internet café in the first week of November, Mr Hatt said.

The centre, off Eden Vale Road, closed four years ago after falling victim to Wiltshire Council dismantling its youth service.

Westbury Community Project has now transformed it into a vibrant community hub, offering space to local groups and organisations such as Slimming World and others.

Wiltshire College are using the centre as an outpost, delivering training courses to all ages.

Other organisations involved include Westbury Youth Football Club; Superstars - a club run for children in the school holidays; the Westbury Mens Shed, and Westbury Juniors and Infants schools.