THE "first ever" community hub is still set to open in Romsey.

The news comes after it was reported that a community hub was set to open at the shop once occupied by Vanity Lounge hairdresser in Bell Street.

However, there was confusion over the future of the community hub after Nicky Sargent who ran Vanity lounge and holds the lease on the shop for the next four years told the Romsey Advertiser that she intends to open a boutique there this month.

It is understood that there had not been any communication between Ms Sargent and Kerry and Clive Daley who put the plans forward for the Community Hub for about four weeks.

When asked if the community hub was still set to open in Romsey Kerry said: "We are definitely going to bring a community hub to Romsey, it will just be a matter of time."

Kerry added that opening the hub at the Bell Street premises "just didn't happen" and that the location of the new hub will be revealed "soon."

Ms Sargent, who is set to open the new boutique in Bell Street said: "I have got four years of lease on it.

" It is going to open like a boutique with new and vintage clothes.

"Hopefully it should be some time in April.

"I am not quite sure yet.

"We are going to aim for a young market and get some really nice vintage clothing.

"Nothing too expensive. Still affordable."

Romsey Town Centre Manager, Mark Edgerley said: "I am really pleased that “Romsey Hub” team are now able to look at several property options in Romsey for their new enterprise. Since news broke about the proposed Hub I have had a number of conversations with business people about the potential to use the facility and all those conversations have been positive, it is clearly a much needed space in the town to enable local businesses grow their offer to clients."