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Charities team up to open new community café in Lightmoor Village

The Mayor of Telford and Wrekin has officially opened a new community café in Lightmoor Village.

The new café is a partnership between charities Bournville Village Trust (BVT) and Hub on the Hill, who already run a successful community café in Sutton Hill.

The Hub @ Bournville has opened within Bournville House, an extra care housing scheme managed by charity Bournville Village Trust, and is open to everyone.

It offers a range of home cooked meals including breakfast and lunch as well as hot and cold drinks.

Terry Yarnell, Chief Executive Officer at The Hub on the Hill, said: “When the opportunity came to partner with BVT in Lightmoor Village we were delighted. We’ve seen how important the community café is to our Sutton Hill residents and want to bring that to Lightmoor Village.”

To celebrate the opening Bournville House and Lightmoor Village residents were invited to the official opening and to enjoy a free afternoon tea with Mayor of Telford Cllr Raj Mehta

Donna Lister-Trowell, Bournville House manager, said: “Our café area has always been the meeting point for many residents and now there is a real buzz as they can socialise while enjoying delicious meals and drinks. We’re so pleased to be working in partnership with Hub on the Hill as they’ve run a successful community café for several years, so will be bringing their expertise to Lightmoor Village.”

Hub on the Hill was formed in 2016 after the Sutton Hill community centre faced closure. Realising its importance to the community, a group of local residents came together to find a way to keep it open. By 2017, they had formed an official charity called Sutton Hill Community Trust and are responsible for the full management of the Hub on the Hill. Further information is available from www.hubonthehilltelford.org/

Bournville House in Lightmoor Village provides high-quality retirement/extra care housing for rent for people aged 50 and over. There are 59 two-bedroom apartments and a range of communal facilities including lounges, and dining area and coffee bar, landscaped gardens and greenhouse, activity/craft room. In addition, there is a hairdresser and nail salon on site.

Bournville Village Trust is one of the Midlands’ longest-serving independent charitable trusts. It provides a range of services from estate management and commercial premises to affordable housing and community support services that help people thrive.

It works within more than a dozen diverse communities in south and central Birmingham and Telford and aims to create and sustain communities where people can thrive.

For further information about Bournville House or to arrange a tour, please call 0121 667 1028 or 0121 667 1017.

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