New Community Cafe Opens In Sutton

Ms Nicholls said that the development team were able to set up the caf� with the help of a grant from Awards for All, a charity linked to the Big Lottery Fund.

A NEW community caf� in Sutton officially brewed its first pot of tea this week.

The new caf�, which runs every Wednesday at the Brooklands Centre, was opened by parish councillor Jean Harnwell at a special ceremony held on Wednesday.

The centre is the brainchild of the village’s community development team.

All cakes, tea and other snacks are made for the caf� by local residents and businesses and organisers hope that if the venture continues to be a success they will be able to open it up to the public for two days a week.

Spokesperson for the community development team, Lauren Nicholls, told the Ely Standard: “The opening went very well, we had a steady flow of people coming in to have a look and hopefully when we get the word out there people will continue to come back.”

The need for a new caf� facility in the village came to light following a survey of residents carried out by the community development team more than a year ago.

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Ms Nicholls said that the development team were able to set up the caf� with the help of a grant from Awards for All, a charity linked to the Big Lottery Fund.

Parish councillor Jean Harnwell, said: “It’s a very good project that the parish council was happy to support. We hope that the caf� will allow people in the village to meet up on a regular basis and hopefully meet new people.”

INFO: The community caf� is open every Wednesday from 9am-1.30pm at the Brook with charity events held on every second week.

<piccap> The opening of the new community caf� in Sutton. Photo: SUPPLIED

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