Opinions over chapel wanted

Kimberley Town councillors will be at next week’s farmers’ market to ask the public about changes they would like to see at the cemetery chapel.

The town council is renovating the landmark so it can be regularly used by the community, and it want to know what upgrades residents want.

Last year, council chairman, CllrJim McDonald, told the Advertiser he was looking into providing somewhere community groups, such as the history society, could meet and a place where civil wedding ceremonies could take place.

Plans have been in the pipeline since 2009, when some town councillors spoke about spending £35,000 on the makeover, and others disagreed, saying it was too much to spend in a tough economic climate.

Kimberley Town councillor Sue Cooper said: “A lot of people comment on the chapel and what a lovely building it is, so we want to know what they want to use it for rather than just presenting it as a fait accompli.

“It will be great to see it put to more use.”

Councillors will be at the market in Toll Bar Square on Saturday February 2 from 9am to 1pm to gauge public opinion.