A NEW village hall for Aberporth is do-able and the hall committee can deliver.

That was the promise from committee chairman Richard Jennings at an upbeat AGM of Aberporth Village Hall Committee.

The charity has had an active year and has set the ball rolling for an ambitious redevelopment of the 80-year-old hall.

A community survey was carried out last summer, funders have been contacted and draft plans drawn up – a full public feedback and consultation will be held next month.

Mr Jennings, who was re-elected as chairman, said: “The new project has the support of the committee and we want to gain the support of the community. This is a do-able project and one that we can deliver.”

The hall finances are in good shape, with the village car parks having a bumper year and raising more than £28k while Canolfan Dyffryn – the former youth club – has had a successful year with room rental more than covering outgoings.

Several projects including the Dolwen beach pathway and woodland walk improvements, plus investment in new lighting and fencing for the welfare park play area have all been completed.

“This is all very positive news – our finances are strong and we continue to use our facilities well,” added Mr Jennings.

Tributes were paid to treasurer Hywel Evans who is standing down from the role after an impressive 27 years. Mr Evans will remain as a trustee and act as mentor to new treasurer Zoe Storer.

A consultation meeting for the new hall project will be held at the village hall on Thursday, March 5 at 6.30pm. All welcome.