Charmaine Howard writes:
“Grapevine, the Wellbeing Cafe Hub on Coffee Hall was launched on 25th June this year. It is growing and developing and is clearly meeting a need in the area. The feedback from users have been very positive and we now offer a range of craft activities (including pyrography, sewing (machine), knitting, embroidery and painting), table tennis, Gardening including talks from guest speakers and growing vegetables, plants and flowers. The cafe continues to be a place where people gather to socialise and chat (the marquee in the garden is popular). The coffee is good, the panini is great and the companionship and conversation are first class. We continue to monitor provision so that we respond to the needs of the community. We are also working with NHS and Charity social prescribers to encourage people who are struggling with wellbeing issues to engage with our activities.
Further good news is that we are collaborating with Great Linford Parish Council, the Big Local, the Salvation Army and residents of Conniburrow to open a Wellbeing Cafe on Conniburrow. The Cafe will be open on Wednesdays 10:30am to 2pm and will offer tea, coffee, soft drinks, sandwiches, toasties and paninis and cakes. We are starting with craft activities and will add to this as we hear and respond to local need. The launch date is Wednesday 29th September, please spread the word and join/visit us if you are able.”