YEADON Town Hall could be 'revitalised' by new proposals to make it an entertainment and community hub.

That is the claim of businessman Jamie Hudson who has just lodged his plans with Leeds City Council - and he is being backed by the hall's users group.

Horsforth resident Mr Hudson, who owns event management and production firm Hudson Creative, holds all of Futurist Productions' shows in the building.

He has set up a Yeadon Town Hall CIC (Community Interest Company), which would run the new-look venture, with the support of all the hall's existing users.

He believes his scheme would give the hall - built in 1889 and last refurbished in 1999 - a much-needed new lease of life.

He said: "This area of Leeds has been dramatically under-served by community venues, and as such we need to ensure Yeadon Town Hall remains a benefit to the community of Yeadon and beyond for generations to come

"In recent years the decorations and fabric of the building have decayed.

"We want to restore the property to its original greatness as a vibrant community asset and performance venue.

"The toilets and many of the public areas are looking worn. These are some of the areas that we would attend to immediately."

He says the project would ensure that the hall's users could plan for their future as it would secure the building's survival by ploughing revenues back into improvements and maintenance.

Future stages of the plan would also include restoring the hall's of Victorian facade and improving its backstage facilities.

Chairman of the Yeadon Town Hall Users Group, Jenny Thackur, said: "The town hall is a focal point for both the local community and users further afield.

"This proposal outlines a secure and wonderful future for the building, existing users, and importantly new ventures- none of which would happen without Jamie Hudson’s enthusiasm, hard work, and enthusiasm to make his plans a success."

Mr Hudson previously proposed a similar plan for Otley's Civic Centre.

The future of that Grade II Listed building, however - which is owned by Leeds City Council - is uncertain. It was closed back in 2010 and remains shut.