WARM SPACES AROUND OUR AREA …
Written by Hitmix Local News on 19 January 2023
Here’s one that is very close to the Hitmix studios – through until 10th March, every Friday in the Pensioners Hall Audley. 9:30am – 3pm. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits available all day, free in the afternoons. Join them in a warm safe environment, pet and children friendly, accessible toilets and a place to chat, read a magazine, do your knitting or crochet or play cards or dominoes. Bring your own lunch and stay for the day if you like. This is being run by St James Church in conjunction with the Mothers Union and is free to enter. Please pass on the word to anyone struggling with paying heating bills this winter. Everyone welcome from Wood Lane, Bignall End, Miles Green, Halmerend, Alsagers Bank and the surrounding areas
Moving now to Fenton … If you are looking for a warm space to spend an hour or two Temple Street Methodist Church and Community Centre in Fenton provide a warm welcome space every Thursday morning from 10am to 12 midday. Run by volunteers and its all free – with free hot drinks and snacks. And they have been doing this for 10 years!! Call in to see them next Thursday!! And every Thursday!! AND on Monday, Temple Street have a fairly new group called ‘Knit and Natter’ its from 2 til 4 and whether you are an experienced knitter or a novice you can go along, share ideas and nave a natter over a cuppa!!
Moving on to Sneyd Green – EVERY TUESDAY 12 midday til 2at the Indi Club! Helping Angels Charitable Association are offering a warm space for those in the community affected by the cost-of-living crisis. A safe place for everyone to get warmth, food, hot drinks & a friendly chat! They are calling it ‘Cosy Club’ and it is free to join in. Everyone is welcome!
AFFORDABLE FOOD STOKE – their community cafe is back open with their usual menu from Thursday 12th Jan (Thursday and Friday from 10 til 2 and Saturday from 10 til 12) – Not only do you get amazing food at amazing prices, but you are also helping them, to keep supporting as many families as possible with free food.
Plus Affordable Food are still offering FREE hot drinks and toast every Tuesday and Wednesday 10am till 12pm to anyone that visits us.
Just a thought – for families who are struggling – have you joined your local library? A lot of local libraries are providing warm spaces There are so many books for all the family – you can download books on line or visit the library and have a look at what they have got – and nowadays there is far more to libraries than books. I think a visit to the library is an outing as well – we used to love going to the library when we were young. Go to your local library and join up – there is a great one here in Newcastle by the Queens Gardens in Castle House.
Fire Stations across Staffordshire started a warm space scheme in November one of the stations now taking part is Longton Community Fire Station on Uttoxeter Road. The ‘warm space’ will be available every Wednesday from 2pm – 4pm beginning on 11 January – which is of course tomorrow
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