THERE was plenty of fun and games to be had for people of all ages when the official opening of Devizes Community Hub was held on Tuesday.

The new hub has been operating from Devizes Library in Sheep Street for some weeks but this week deputy leader of Wiltshire Council John Thomson cut a ribbon to mark the £330,000 revamp.

Helping to entertain those who gathered at 3.30pm were the Devizes Rotary Superchoir, along with balloon modelling, face painting and storytelling for children and a bake-off competition for the adults.

Superchoir members from Southbroom and Wansdyke schools in Devizes and St Nicholas Bromham sang a selection of songs and official mascot Bookstart Bear was on duty.

There was also a visit for a Dalek and other sci-fi characters were also at the hub to give a taste of a much bigger sci-fi event that will be staged there on Saturday (14) from 10am to 2pm.

Cllr Thomson said: “The new hub is already proving to be a huge asset for the Devizes community area. People can now access local services and facilities in one place, and community groups can use the flexible space as a place for meetings, events and activities.

“We are already seeing an increase in visitor numbers and the community space is being well used.

The newly refurbished hub saw an investment of £330,000 to improve the library and add council services that moved from Snuff Street and a community meeting space.

Outside of the library opening hours a new access system enables people to access the building, its services, facilities and community space.

The registrations service is also available at the hub on Monday and Wednesday, 9.30am-3.30pm, and Friday, 9.30am-12.30pm.