OLD TOWN residents have voted a versatile community asset as the pride of their community.

Swindon Arts Centre, in Devizes Road, received the most votes in a week-long nomination period for what Old Town residents treasured most about their corner of Swindon.

Chris Robins, 23, a library assistant at the centre, received the award on behalf of his colleagues.

When asked about why he felt the centre might have won the award, Chris, who has worked with the centre for seven years, said: “We cater for all different genres, which people seem to appreciate.

“When people come in, they tell you how proud they are of the venue. They love the venue and we have got quite a few regular customers and they have got to know the staff.

“They like the fact we have got such a wide range of stuff to offer them to do.”

The centre houses a 212-seat theatre, workshop studio, cafe, library and art gallery, with various productions and collections on show throughout the year at affordable prices.