TRUSTEES of the Chantry Centre in Dursley have joined forces with community group, World Jungle, to help breathe new life in to the building so it can fulfil its potential of being a fantastic resource for the community.

The centre on Long Street is home to Lister Hall, a regular host of visiting bands, productions by the Dursley Operatic and Dramatic Society and concerts by Dursley Male Voice Choir.

High running costs have left the building in need of some work and volunteers are urgently required to get involved in a whole range of activities including DIY, decorating and design.

Chantry Centre spokesman Mark Prowse said the building was full of potential.

“It is an amazing building just needing a bit of love and some hands-on hard work to give it a face lift,” he said.

“The centre is a super resource for the whole community to enjoy and use. We are excited to have World Jungle working on this project to help maintain and develop The Chantry Centre’s reputation as the major entertainment destination in Dursley.”

Volunteers are sought for an hour or so on Wednesdays from 10am to 2pm to get involved in transforming the space.

For more information, call Mr Prowse on 01453 542016 or email or visit