Tenbury Town Council agrees independent trust. WHEN Tenbury’s Regal Cinema re-opens next year, it will be under new management. Tenbury Town Council, which owns the building, has agreed in principle to hand over the day-to-day running of the facility to an independent trust. A blueprint prepared by Tenbury-based theatrical agent Chris Davis has been approved, although a working party of town councillors will work with the outline trust to thrash out the details. It means that when the £800,000 refurbishment is completed, the running of the Regal will be in the hands of the trust, which will include representatives of the various groups that use the building. They will be responsible for the scheduling of events, marketing and charging as well as the staffing of the Regal. While the trust will lease the building from the council and have a commercial remit, there will also be a clause to ensure that it continues to have a role as a community facility. But the thinking behind the plan is for the Regal to be in the hands of a management team with specialist knowledge instead of with the town council. The work on the cinema is being undertaken by Harper and Son from Leominster. It has started and some additional investigations are being undertaken. Boarding will soon go up around the front entrance area and scaffolding will be erected. One of the first jobs will be the replacement of the roof. It is hoped that the job will be finished and the building handed back next April, however town clerk Dawn Worgan said that this schedule depended on no unexpected problems being discovered.