PEOPLE will have the opportunity to find out more about plans for a community hub and cafe in Clackmannan this month.

The aim is to make best use of the facilities within the town and create a space for residents to get-together, socialise and seek advice if they need it.

The Clackmannan Town Hall Trust have appointed a project officer, Beth Corkish, who will be taking forward the ideas and gathering feedback.

This follows on from the creation of a community action plan – alongside Clackmannan Development Trust – and the allocation of regeneration funding.

Beth said: "The library is used very little considering the size of the town and so the decision was made to create a space where people can go to socialise and attend groups and activities.

"In preparation of the work starting in March 2018, I am holding a fun day where the community can find out a little more about what is happening with the building, what sort of activities and groups will be available and to find out what groups already exist in Clackmannan."

The community hub and cafe would be developed in the same building as the library, right next to the town hall, and overseen by the town hall trust.

The fun day will be held in the hall and library, on the Main Street, on Saturday, February 17, from 10am until 4pm and entry is free.

It will bring people in the community together; there on the day will be Bargains and Bites, Book Bug, Clackmannan Development Trust, Women's Aid, Clackmannan Community Council and Clacks Works.

Also present will be Clackmannan Gardening Group, Heritage Walkers Group, Clackmannan Field Studies Society and more.

There will be a visit from the fire station, a bouncy castle and also demonstrations from Thistle Do Icely, a talented local cake maker.

Beth said Clackmannan has a really "good sense of community" with people that are happy to volunteer and the event will give people the chance to get involved.

She added: "We want to try and show that there's so much going on in your community that you might not realise and you can be part of that if you want to."