A DISABILITY ramp is the ‘cherry on the cake’ for Kennet Valley Hall following several years of improvements in the community space.

Building the safety ramp cost a total of £10,400 and is the most recent change at the hall used by residents from Lockeridge, West Overton, East Kennet and Fyfield.

Following donations from numerous outlets, the disability ramp was fitted at the back of the large hall in order to ensure young and old can enjoy the refurbished site.

Marlborough Area Board contributed £3,200 to the project, which also received grants from the Landfill Tax Credit fund and the Awards for All Big Lottery Fund.

Chairman Brian Rayment, of Castle Cottage, Lockeridge, said: “The ramp is used by people with young children as well as older people who might struggle to use steps.

“It symbolises the final piece of the jigsaw which the hall needed to improve its overall standard.”

The hall runs a range of activities, from hosting the Marlborough Embroiderers Guild to weekly Singing for the Brain dementia club sessions.

The hall was built in 1976 but in recent years was highlighted as a venue in need of updating.

The committee accessed a range of community grants that funded refurbishments to the toilet, kitchen and car parking areas, with chairmen describing the new ramp as the final touch to improvements.