Many thanks to those who signed the residents’ petition to get Hollingdean Children’s Centre open at weekends to allow access to the café and toilets.
This project is one of the priorities identified at community meetings and surveys and has been led by a small, very determined group of residents who are delighted that real progress has been made with the council. Hollingdean Development Trust (who manage and operate the community centre and support projects in Hollingdean) have agreed to hold the lease for this; terms of the lease have been agreed and resident s are just waiting on the finished lease for approval.
We just need to get a bank of volunteers to run the café and make sure the café and reception area is left as it is found. Residents plan to open just a few hours on Saturday and build up to longer opening hours and then Sundays if there is a demand. Initially the café will only be selling tea, coffee, juice and some cakes – hopefully homemade.
We need your help – it won’t happen without the involvement of residents. As the café will be open to the public safety is paramount and training will be given on fire safety, first aid and food hygiene. These are all very useful skills and can add positively to any CV.
For more information please come along to a meeting on
Thursday 14th May 7.30 at Hollingdean Community Centre
If you can’t come along but are interested in helping please email me and I will pass your details to the residents group.
Many thanks, Liz