CARNFORTH Town Council has officially taken over the management of Crag Bank Village Hall in Carnforth.

The council have taken over running of the building from trustees, George Birkett, and Treasurer Julie Davey. George has been a trustee for over 30 years, and the pair have been in sole charge for the last 12 years together.

Opened in May 1985 the Hall is home to Crag Bank Under 5's and has several regular hirers including Judo, Pilates, Community Choir and Dog Training.

Councillors Steve Watson, Chair of the Town Council’s Asset Management Committee said: "Carnforth Town Council are delighted to become the new custodians of Crag Bank Village Hall.

"We are honoured to follow in the footsteps of George and Julie and sincerely thank them for their dedication and commitment to the hall and to the village of Crag Bank.

"The team at the Council have some great plans to update the halls facilities.

"We will continue to support existing hall clients whilst looking to attract new users."

The Village Hall has also reintroduced bookings.

For details on hiring the hall contact or call 07846 256006.