THE Trustees of Bishop's Castle Town Hall have received a divvy of more than £2,000.

Trustees and volunteers from Bishop’s Castle Town Hall Trust represented one of three local organisations which benefited from the first pay out from the Bishop’s Castle Co-op Food Store’s new Community Fund.

More than £4,500 was shared between Bishop’s Castle Primary School, Shropshire Ambulance Service First Responders and the Town Hall.

Since re-opening in 2014, the renovated Town Hall has been run by a charity (Bishop’s Castle Town Hall Trust) for the benefit of the community.

Staffing and opening the Town Hall does not cost the public purse a penny and, in addition, the Town Hall Trust has been contributing to a long-term maintenance fund for this historic building.

“We run markets and events which bring in an income to help it pay its way, but generous support such as this from the Co-op is very helpful indeed’, said Evelyn Bowles, one of the trustees.

“It means that we can add free or low-cost events for families and other age groups to keep the Town Hall where it belongs, at the heart of the community – a venue with something to offer to everyone.”