VOLUNTEERS at an Amman Valley centre are appealing for skilled tradespeople to help with a community project.

A group of people who are currently working alongside Cwmaman town council to help run Glanaman's Community Education Centre have their sights on giving the Community Hall on Station Road a makeover.

Volunteer Rob Venus is keen to get skilled tradespeople on board for what he hopes will be a 48-hour make-over for the building, which is also the home for Amman Valley Men's Shed.

"The plan is to turn the community hall into a space for woodturning classes which will create an income for the hall," Rob told members of Cwmaman town council at a recent meeting.

"We are now appealing for skilled tradespeople such as plumbers, carpenters and plasterers to come on board and offer their services to help make that happen.

"The husband of one of my fellow volunteers Tori Sparano, has kindly offered to paint the hall for us, which is incredible, and we are hoping more people like him will come forward and help out in early January."

Councillor Mal Walker, a member of Amman Valley Men's Shed, was keen to get on board with the hall's make-over and asked fellow councillors to consider a cash donation to upgrade the hall's washroom and toilet to include disabled access.

"I have been spending a lot of time with the men who take part in woodturning workshops and the facilities are in desperate need of an upgrade," said Mal.

Fellow councillors agreed with Mal and agreed to offer a cash donation of £700 towards the cost.

"The hall is close to a lot of people's heart in the valley and I feel it is essential we get it back to a good working standard," added Cllr Kevin Madge.

If you think you could offer your services to help with the hall's makeover you can contact the town council clerk, David Davies via email daidoc@yahoo.co.uk