A MUSIC academy has secured a 'flexible' agreement with a Witney recording studio to use their premises after it left its previous home last week.

MuzoAkademy will be based at Witney Music Rooms, on the Eagle Industrial Estate on Church Green, after it left The Rock Barn on Friday.

It means the charity can recommence sessions later this week, after cancelling lessons while moving out of the venue.

The academy, which teaches music to almost 150 people of all ages and abilities from across West Oxfordshire,is still looking for performance, events and permanent storage spaces.

Jon Berry, chairman of the 7 C's foundation, which runs MuzoAkademy, said: "Witney Music Rooms offers our members a great, secure and fit for purpose space within easy reach of the town centre and local transport routes.

"The team have worked tirelessly to clear the Rock Barn, find new premises and negotiate workable terms.

"We are so grateful to everyone who has offered support and particularly Meg and Tim who run Witney Music Rooms for their creative and responsive approach to negotiations.

"We are really looking forward to working with them.

"Of course, there are still things we need, including a performance and temporary venue space and further assistance with volunteering and fundraising is always helpful."

MuzoAkademy was given two weeks to leave The Rock Barn, in Witney Market Square, by the building's owner, town and district councillor David Harvey, after a planning application to replace the venue with six flats was approved.

The charity is holding its annual Halloween Showcase on 27th October, which will be followed by a big 'surprise gig'.