The Ashill Hall committee hosted a cream tea at the hall to celebrate the recently completed renovations to the building.

On Sunday (May 5) members celebrated the removal of the old asbestos roof from the 90-year-old hall, and the successful installation of the new roof on the hall with an afternoon of cream teas.

A spokesman for the committee said: "The committee thanked all the contractors, and especially the main contractor, J. Layzell & Sons, for their exceptional hard work and long hours spent in completing the work in time and on budget during the most appalling weather in January."

The work was only possible following receipt of grants from several organisations including the National Lottery; Defra; Somerset Community Foundation, Wessex Water, Garfield Weston Foundation; Bernard Sunley Foundation; Somerset Council and the Ashill Parish Council, and the generous donations from residents all helping keep this village hall alive.