THE New Year will see work continue on the repair of the Pump Rooms in Tenbury.

The iconic building that was erected in the middle of the 19th century like a giant Meccano set, after being brought from Birmingham, was damaged in the February floods forcing the Town Council to move out.

An inspection revealed that the damage was much greater than had originally been thought with major subsidence to the floor making the building unsafe.

It was a happier story for another Town Council building.

The Regal that dates back to the 1930’s and was refurbished with a Heritage Lottery grant a decade ago was damaged in the floods but is now back in use.

There is a programme starting in February and the venue is hoping for a clear run although is ready if it has to restrict the number of people in the auditorium that can seat 250.

The Regal received a Government grant in the autumn as part of the support being given to the arts and entertainment sector. It is hoped that 2021 will see a return of the Christmas pantomime.