A STATE-of-the-art community hall costing £500,000 has been officially unveiled in Cutnall Green, near Droitwich.

Cutnall Green Mem-orial Hall in Addis Lane opened its doors to visitors on Friday to put to an end years of hard fund-raising by residents to make the project a reality.

The site will now be used by more than 2,000 people from across the area each year.

The hall will offer many community groups a place to meet and also serve as a facility for the nearby football and cricket teams.

It is hoped that it can be used by many people in the area for many years to come.

The new building replaces the old one which was first opened in 1947, served the community for 63 years, and was in desperate need of repair.

The dream project became reality thanks to a massive cash boost from the Big Lottery Fund in December 2008 before construction firm J Harper and Sons began to build the site.

It features a main meeting hall, a kitchen, bar, changing rooms and showers, toilets and a stage area.

It will also benefit from renewable energy from solar panels and air to water converters.

Adrian Aston, from the Cutnall Green Memorial Hall committee, said: “It is fantastic that the hall has now been opened. Everyone can now see what a wonderful facility we have. It will hopefully go on to be a major asset for the community for many years to come.

“The sustainable features of the site will also help keep running costs down.

“It was a great occasion and great to have Peter Luff there to open the venue as he has supported our grant applications from the very start.”