Alton Community Centre is set for an upgrade costing £848,356 after the town’s Community Association was awarded £668,756 of Community Infrastructure Levy funding by East Hampshire District Council.

Assessing the bid, the council said: “This plan will provide a 21st-century entrance that is light and welcoming and shielded from the elements, upgrade existing provisions and enhance accessibility with the provision of a lift and two new rooms.

“It will provide three new toilets, two of which are disabled access.

“It secures the future of a well-used, important community facility in Alton.”