A newly-built activities room has recently been opened at Llanfoist village hall after many years of planning and fundraising by Llanfoist Villagers’ Association (LVA ).

Built at a cost of almost £195,000 it will provide a much-needed space for an increase in the variety of activities that the complete hall can accommodate.

The demand for more facilities has been driven by the local community as the population of the village has rapidly expanded in recent years.

In recognition of the tremendous support that the LVA has received from Monmouthshire County Council over the 20 years the village hall project has been running, and from Mr Mike Moran in particular, he was invited to cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony.

Also present were representatives of user groups, Llanfoist Fawr Community Council, County Councillor Martin Hickman, and the Villagers Association.

The new room has been designed with both space and light very much to the fore. The ceiling is high, and there is a large gable end feature wall glass taking advantage of a north westerly light. It is illuminated at night by an array of dimmable LED light fittings that can change the atmosphere to suit any need.

The room will be maintained to a temperature of 20C by underfloor heating, and the floor covering is easy clean vinyl, giving a beautiful outdoor feel to the room.

Bookings are now being taken, and enquiries are invited from potential regular users.

The hall management team can be contacted by following the instructions on the Llanfoist Village Hall website. Members are happy to show potential new users around the facilities and discuss how best their needs can be met.