Times are hard so some good news. Lydiate now has an excellent new community hall that is up and running. In line with my determination to promote the good works of parish councils let me say how well colleagues on Lydiate Parish Council have done. They brought in just short of £500,000 in Lottery funds, they have produced a really great building and I think that is really good news. It just shows what can be done when a community puts in the effort to change things for the better.