Bodmin Town Council is spearheading a Warm Spaces Project, bringing together other organisations, community groups and businesses in the town to help people who may struggle with rising fuel and food costs this winter.
The plan is to offer warm and welcoming spaces where people can come and get a hot drink, read, play games or get help or advice for their individual circumstances.
Already the level of support and generosity has been outstanding, and the hope is that many more offers may come forward.
Small grants of £50 to £500 will help organisations offer a Warm Space. There will also be a full support package including signage, media packs, a signposting directory and membership to a communication group where information can be shared quickly and effectively, and a list of participating services and venues can be collated.
More information is available at email@example.com or from 01208 76616.
Warm Spaces venues already up and running
Court 2, Shire Hall, Mondays to Saturdays, 9am to 4pm.
St Petroc’s Parish Centre (next to Priory Park), Fridays, 10am to to 12pm, free refreshments.
Curious School of the Wild, Wednesdays, 10am to 4pm, at Base Camp, 9 Market Arcade, (near Waffles).
The Old Library Café, 10 Lower Bore Street, provides a Warm Space through its ‘Cosy Club’, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9am to 2pm. Its Cosy Club menu is for anyone using the café as a warm space and includes tea, coffee and a hot meal that’s free, donations are welcome; just ask for the Cosy Club menu when ordering.
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