A ROW over whether a parish council can stay at a Hampshire community centre could be over.

Colden Common Parish Council and Colden Community Association have been at loggerheads about whether the parish council can use the building as their base.

As reported in the Chronicle, the parish council own the building and lease it to the community association.

However both organisations could not agree on whether the council should pay an hourly-rate for using the building.

The row which was reported in October last year resulted in the parish council vacating the building.

After on going talks between the parish council, community association and groups that use the building an agreement is now in site.

In a parish office update to residents, a statement says: "General agreement has been reached between the Parish Council, the Music & Drama Group, and CC Community Association representatives regarding the requirements for refurbishment the space to be used by the Parish Council & the relocation of equipment."

The refurbishment will mean that that the room which was the subject of debate will have a "shared use" between groups.

Explaining the work, the statement added that the room will be able to converted to allow various groups to use it.

Chairman of Colden Common Parish Council, Richard Izard said he was positive about talks between the parish council and other organisations.

Cllr Izard said: "The drama group are working well with the parish council and trying to resolve the situation.

"Unfortunately it has taken such a long time, lets hope the saga can end.

"It is much more encouraging than it was before."