STAFF running a newly refurbished community hall in Bewdley have announced a new development manager for the facility.

The directors of St George's Hall said former Mercure Kidderminster Hotel manager John Macaskill to the hall management team.

Director Roger Key said: "I am delighted John is joining the team. John's extensive experience in the hospitality sector and knowledge of the local community will be invaluable to the hall's directors as they move into the second phase of its redevelopment."

Mr Macaskill said: "I have been very impressed with the progress to date in developing the hall and look forward to working with such an enthusiastic and committed team."