A village hub's new £35,000 multi-purpose activity room will be officially opened on Monday.

The Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire Amanda Parker will perform the ceremony at 7pm at the Old Grammar School Community Centre in Station Road.

The new large multi-purpose room has been created in the previously unused roof space on behalf of the Whalley Educational Foundation.

It will be used for a range of physical and theatrical activities and will be more flexible for room hire bookings.

This conversion was made possible by a grant of £35,000 from the Laurus Community Foundation Fund.

In July 2023 Clitheroe residents had their say on how local groups will benefit from the new £70,000 Laurus Community Foundation Fund.

Laurus Homes, which is currently building properties in Whalley, invited groups to apply for grants as part of its commitment to supporting the communities where they have homes.

Residents were then asked to decide how much funding would be allocated to local organisations.

The Old Grammar School Community Centre, Whalley were awarded £35,000 which has been used to convert the currently unused roof space into a new large multi-purpose room that can accommodate more physical and theatrical activities and is more flexible for room hire bookings.

The centre was established in the former school in 2013.

It is run by the charitable organisation Whalley Educational Foundation established in 1914 to ‘promote the education of local children'.

The centre currently offers preschool, adult education, arts and crafts such as woodwork, sewing, pottery, vocational training and space for community meetings.

As well as the community centre, Whalley Sports Club will receive £20,000 and Whalley in Bloom has been awarded £15,000 from the overall £70,000 awarded by the Laurus Community Foundation Fund.