STALLS in the Market Hall are getting a makeover as part of creating the new Crewe Community Hub.

The Hub will provide a free promotions space for charities and voluntary organisations to encourage people to get involved in local community events.

It will be officially opened by the Mayor of Crewe, Peggy Martin, in January 2013.

Notice boards in the hub will keep people informed of what is happening and how to get involved with volunteering opportunities.

Clr Les Gilbert, cabinet member in charge of communities and regulatory services, said: “It is wonderful to see so many organisations come together to volunteer and bring warmth and colour to our market halls.

“There is a need to energise unused market hall stalls, and the intention is to create a sense of community, and offer a dedicated space for all age groups to improve local engagement.

“Once created, the hub will offer a great opportunity for organisations in Crewe, enabling them to be creative by holding fundraising events, engagement events, consultation or promotional displays.”

There are now opportunities for organisations to book a space in the hub for the New Year.

To book, contact Dawn Clark, Crewe LAP manager, on 07970 533636 or Deb Lindop, local engagement officer, on 07736 694443.