Council’s revamped conference room opens

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THE refurbished conference room at Havant Borough Council has reopened.

The first full council meeting was held there last week after a £13m revamp of the Civic Offices, which have been renamed the Public Service Plaza.

Councillor Mike Cheshire, who is responsible for marketing and development, said the facilities are flexible and state-of-the-art with modern technology for conferences and training.

He added: ‘This is an opportunity for the council to generate a form of income to help alleviate the pressures on the budgets in the current economic climate.

‘It also enables the community to use this building to hold their meetings and events.

‘They can be booked by businesses and local community organisations and by the public for a wide variety of uses.’

Normal hiring times are between 8am and 8pm, Monday to Friday but there is flexibility.

To book call the council on (023) 9244 6646 or email neill.payne@havant.gov.uk.

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