THE year has been capped off in fine style for those who help run the Peace Memorial Hall in North Bradley as members are thrilled with how the newly refurbished kitchen has turned out.

The hall’s committee were granted £5,000 for the heating last year and a further £3,670 from the Trowbridge Area Board to update the outdated kitchen there.

And after getting new cupboards, doors, sinks, working surfaces, a cooker and new flooring just in time for Christmas, treasurer Anne Crawford was delighted with the suited and booted kitchen and how well it was received.

“The hall is used extensively by various groups during the week and for parties and other events, so to have a good kitchen in place is a great way to cap off 2017,” she said.

“The old kitchen had been untouched since 1994 and there was a lot of wear and tear. The flooring was pretty dodgy and the floor could get quite slippery and dangerous. So to finally have it updated and looking nice and presentable makes us all very happy.

“A lot of people have said how nice it looks which is good to hear as a lot of effort went into making this possible.

“We were lucky it was ready in time for Christmas and thankfully everything that went on went really smoothly. It did not need to be ripped out but now it has a nice few tweaks to brighten it up.”

Part of the refurbishment work was also funded by the committee from events during the year.

In 2018, the committee will focus on improving the children’s play area outside the hall, in Southwick Road, as part of the Park Action Project.