AN IMPORTANT venue which acts at the 'hub of the community' is to undergo a revamp.

Llanddulas Royal British Legion have been granted £27,750 from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.

The building has not undergone any work for 40 years.

The money will allow the committee to purchase new furniture, flooring and refurbish the toilets.

It will also support the resurfacing of the car park, guttering and central heating.

Bill Hall, treasurer of the committee at the Royal British Legion Club, said: "The building hasn't been touched or revamped for the last 40 years, so that was the basis of our application.

"It was brilliant to hear that we had been successful.

"Work includes revamping the outside, doing up / ripping out the toilets and we want to refurbish the concert room and redecorate"

Mr Hall, who has been part of the committee for about six years and has been treasurer for three, added: "You could say this building is a community hub for Llanddulas village. It hosts a lot of functions. It just needs improving.

"We will be doing the work over the next 12-months. We want to create a better environment and also put in new central heating.

"It is about making people more comfortable when they visit."

Money was awarded to the committee as part of the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust's Veterans’ Community Centres Programme.

Grants are awarded to Armed Forces charities with an existing building that requires refurbishment.