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New Dagenham community cafe offers tea, cake and support

PUBLISHED: 18:30 17 February 2016

Smiles all round to celebrate the launch of a new community cafe at the William Bellamy Children's Centre.

Smiles all round to celebrate the launch of a new community cafe at the William Bellamy Children's Centre.

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Parents, children and volunteers came together to celebrate the opening of a new cafe.

The cafe is a joint partnership between William Bellamy Children’s Centre and the East Locality Parents Forum.

Alongside food and snacks the cafe, which is located in the ground of William Bellamy Primary School in Dagenham, will provide a place for carers and parents to learn and develop new skills.

Forum chair, Clare Rowell, said monthly talks and workshops will provide something of interest for everyone.

“We hope to get someone from the police to talk about online safety and also have health visitors,” she said.

“And if people have craft skills like jewellery making they can share those too.”

Clare also hopes that the space will become a hub for support and socialising.

“There are a lot of parents who live in flats and don’t get out much. The cafe means they can meet other people.”

The cafe will be open on Friday mornings from 10.45am to 11.45am.


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