STOURPORT Civic Hall has now become an information hub advertising events in the town and wider Worcestershire.

The Civic Group volunteers began running the hall six years ago, working with Stourport Town Council, to main and supply the town with a community venue.

Since then, the foyer has been decorated, changes have been made to the interior and the hall has become a hive of activity from private hires to children shows, tribute bands, local bands and theatre groups.

In the last 12 months, the hall has become a "safe place" for vulnerable people and soon to be dementia friendly - but recently has become an information hub for residents to find out more about events taking place in and around Worcestershire.

The group are hoping companies and local businesses will support the centre by supplying them with leaflets advertising.

Mike Salter, deputy mayor of Stourport, said: "The hall is now starting to show its worth due to the hard work carried out by the volunteers and the new interest shown by outside bodies.

"It is proving to be a success becoming a show piece within the Wyre Forest to the delight of the people of Stourport - who are very proud."

This year sees the Civic celebrate its 50th anniversary - and to celebrate the hall will be relaunched on the day of Stourport Carnival, September 2. The hall will be open from 10am, with free entry, tea, coffee, a bar and toilet facilities.

The Stiff Joints will perform at the venue in the evening.

Also during September, there will be talent show for 14 to 21-year-olds, a show by a theatre youth group, a Macmillan Coffee Morning with the Macmillan Bus, a performance from Arcadia Roots and a black tie ball.

The Civic Group hopes to raise £20,000 to recover the recover the theatre style seating to fit in with the purple colour theme.

For more information on upcoming events, visit or call 01299 823339.