Posted: Wed 21st Sep 2016

Connah’s Quay community café to get makeover thanks to the Big Lottery Fund

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Sep 21st, 2016

The team from a Connah’s Quay community café are celebrating after scooping a grant to help give it a makeover.

The Libby Fletcher Community Café at the Citizens Advice Bureau building on Cable Street, Connah’s Quay, has secured a £4,698 award from the Big Lottery Fund to improve the café. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The money will pay for non-slip flooring, a new counter work top, an extractor fan, gas cooker and tub chairs. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

[miptheme_quote author=”Chair of Friends of Flintshire CAB Cllr Gill Faulkner” style=”boxquote text-left”]We’re delighted that our grant bid was successful and are grateful to Carl for his continued support. The money will allow us to make important changes that will make our customers more comfortable. It will also improve the ambience and we hope bring more people in. [/miptheme_quote] ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The café provides a meeting place for groups including knitting, choir, and KeyRing, an organisation working with vulnerable adults. It also runs educational classes were participants can learn and share skills including IT, digital photography, English and History. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Alyn and Deeside AM Carl Sargeant, who wrote a letter of support for the café’s application, is delighted at the news. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The Libby Fletcher Community Café is a real community hub,” he said. “By providing a place to enjoy affordable food and drinks and a meeting space for local groups, it promotes social togetherness and reduces isolation. This grant will help the team make the café more attractive so that it gets used by even more members of the local community.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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