A COMMUNITY Interest Company which hoped to bring a new lease of life to a former pub has confirmed the move will not go ahead.

Earlier this year, Ross-on-Wye based CHAPEL Creatives called upon the community for their help in creating a permanent home at The Barrel in Brookend Street.

The not-for-profit company currently provides creative services to people of all ages and abilities to aid good mental health and emotional wellbeing from a variety of temporary locations in and around the town.

But founder Mary Deaville confirmed this week that the move would not be going ahead and the company is now back on the hunt for alternative premises from which they can provide their creative support services to the community.

"We are also still interested in hearing from locally skilled creatives who would like to provide workshops, rent an art studio space, and believe in our purpose," Mary said.

For now, CHAPEL Creatives will continue to offer their services from other locations.

And they have plenty planned for this weekend in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week and Social Business Weekend.

You can meet some local creatives and take part in some crafty fun including jewellery making, cartoon creating, model making and mor at The Venue in Ross from 1pm to 3pm on May 17, 9.30am to 12.30pm on May 18,

and from 1pm to 3pm on May 19.

Contact Mary Deaville for more details on 07828007257 or email chapelcreatives.cic@gmail.com