A huge “Thank You” to all those people who turned out for our open day today.

Our trustees unveiled our proposals for refurbishing Crickhowell’s Clarence Hall, using plans and an animated “fly-through” of what the building could look like. We also gathered feedback from a steady stream of visitors.

Last week, the Trustees revealed that the Hall would cease to function within three years unless major works were carried out. Today, Chair of the Trustees, Dean Christy, said: “We were very pleased with the turnout. It was an excellent opportunity for people to show how much they care about their Clarence Hall and say what they would like to see happen to it in the future. All of their feedback will be used to inform the planning application, which we will be submitting shortly.”

Visitors were asked to complete questionnaires about how they used the Hall and what they would like to see done to it. Trustees say they also received the first donations into their refurbishment fund, which has a target of raising the first £100,000. All of this information will be used to back applications to grant funding bodies for the rest of the money.

We will make the questionnaires available shortly on our website, as we need as many people as possible to fill them out.