NEW classes at Earcroft Community Base start in the new year -- and courses for 2002 include top tips for revamping your home on a budget.

Changing Rooms For Women starts on January 14. The course is provided by the Women's Centre and there will be a crche facility supplied by Sure Start.

Included in the course will be tips on how to restyle household objects to give them a trendy new look. Please contact the base to book as places are limited. Tuition and the crche is free and classes will take place between 1pm and 3pm.

There is also a keep-fit class.

All classes take place at Earcroft Community Base on Hawkshaw Avenue in Darwen. For more details call the base on 01254 775248.