A VILLAGE pavilion which had fallen into disrepair is set to be given a new lease of life.

The pavilion on The Green, in Hartford, was built in 1984 having been funded through various donations.

For many years it was used by Hartford Football Club, but the club terminated its lease in 2017, and the building has since deteriorated.

Hartford Parish Council asked residents at the time for ideas on how to transform the pavilion, and it has now agreed plans to renovate and convert it into three spaces with a shared toilet and kitchen.

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Plans drawn up for the site

The outside of the pavilion will also be renovated, with the aim of improving its appearance and bringing the building back into a productive use.

The council has agreements in place for two of the spaces – with Hartford Cycle Hub using one area as a workshop and Hartford Allotments using another for storage – and it is looking for another group to use the third space.

Clerk Hazel Catt told the Guardian: "We are getting plans drawn up and it will be summer or autumn time when everything is ready to open.

"It's not a village hall, it's only a small space, and there is no heating so you couldn't use it for yoga, pilates or as a community cafe.

"But when it is all done it will be a small storage space that a group will be able to utilise."