A POPULAR community centre will close for two weeks while renovation work is carried out.

The Mosses Centre in Cecil Street is due to undergo a refurbishment including new ceilings and lighting in the hallways and pre-school.

The old cellar will also be converted into a training cafe and kitchen to provide homeless people and rough sleepers with skills to get back into work.

To enable the work to go ahead, the centre will shut temporarily at 1pm on Friday, February 15, reopening at 9am on Monday, March 4.

The Mosses Centre is used by between 700 and 800 people every week, and home to more than 30 community groups.

Plans took a huge leap forward in October last year thanks to a £52,000 grant award from the Garfield Weston Foundation.

Staff said on Facebook: "There will be a large amount of work taking place, with scaffolding up and water and electric not functioning in parts as normal. So please bear with us as this is happening.

"We thank you for your cooperation and apologise for any inconvenience."