Community hub and cafe opens at the Ardagh
A NEW community hub and café space has opened on Horfield Common.
The Ardagh Community Trust welcomed volunteers, staff and members on February 29 to celebrate the achievement of their new, year-round and fully accessible community hub which will be home to The Cafe on the Common and provide space for use by the local, and wider community.
During the opening friends and supporters were given a sneak preview of the new space, and had the chance to celebrate this milestone in the charity's development over soft drinks and cakes.
Darren Jones (MP for Bristol North West) formally opened the new facility, and there was also a performance by the MisfitsTheatre company.
The Trust is a community business, with all profits reinvested into the Ardagh and the wider Horfield Common area to support improvements to the quality and availability of facilities for local people.
Ardagh Community Trust also runs a wide range of groups, activities and events and works in partnership with organisations citywide.
Speaking about the opening, a spokesman for the Ardagh Community Trust said: “We are thrilled to have reached this milestone in the charity's development. A wide range of funders have supported the project financially, and many members, volunteers and other local residents have supported the project by contributing their time and energy to help us achieve this brilliant outcome.”
At the time of the opening, The Cafe on the Common announced that it would be open for business from the end of March 2020, and that they were currently busy recruiting new staff. However, at the time of Bishopston Voice going to print and in light of the Coronavirus outbreak, on their website it stated: “The Ardagh site remains open for use of the public toilets and sports courts/public gardens. All groups meeting indoors will not run until further notice. We will continue to update our information as new advice becomes available.”
To find out more about the Ardagh Community Trust and to keep up to date with their opening plans in light of the Coronavirus outbreak, visit: www.theardagh.com