Community Car Scheme

Need transport for appointments such as hospital, doctor, dentist or opticians?

Do you have a relative or friend in hospital or a care home you would like to visit?

The Shropshire Community Car Scheme may be able to help.

This is a local volunteer run scheme for people where public transport is unsuitable or not available.

Your local coordinator will advise on contribution amount and any queries you may have.

For further information please contact:-

Local Coordinator Linda Field on

Telephone number 01948 664447

(Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm not including Bank Holidays)

Please feel free to leave an answerphone message if you ring out of hours and we will get back to you.

Our Local Food Café

Delicious freshly made food sourced from our Community Garden at affordable prices .

Since the closure of Belton Farm cheese shop WE NOW SUPPLY BELTON CHEESE!!

New for 2019 – We now have the facility to accept card payments in the cafe, (small minimum spend required).

Comments from some of our customers: “From the first moment this communal hub has made me feel welcomed. The staff are truly friendly people (not mcfriendly)”

” Extremely pleasant staff, the food good, tasty and fresh. Very well presented, café scrupulously fresh and clean”

“Friendly and helpful, very good with the kids and don’t mind the noise or the mess!”

” Very clean and organised. Friendly staff, lovely soup and bread. A little gem.”

“Had to look for it from the hospital but good entrance for disabled. Very welcoming”

“Easy to get into. Very reasonably priced and welcoming staff! 

 The Café also boasts wi-fi Internet facilities with a “house” laptop available during opening hours for free use by Café customers. Free wi-fi access is also available for Café customers who bring their own machines throughout our opening hours. 

Café opening hours are currently 9.30 am – 3.30pm Monday – Friday.

Child Protection

Whitchurch Community Services Association recognises that, in its work with children and young people, the safety and protection of those children and young people is paramount and has priority over all other interests. Therefore, the Child Protection Policy has been devised to comply with procedures published by the Shropshire Safeguarding Children’s Board (SSCB). These procedures can be accessed via http://www.safeguardingshropshireschildren.org.uk/

Staff

 

Penny Beddoes – Chief Officer

 

Tom Nielsen – Youth Worker

portrait of Deborah Spiers

Deborah Spiers, Employability Officer

 

Gilda Nicholson – Digital Inclusion Officer

James Goodchild –  Health  & Well-Being Officer

Wendy Wood – Funding/Contracts Officer

Linda Field – Administrator&Community Cars Coordinator

Lisa Dykes – Cafe supervisor

Emma Dykes – Catering Assistant

Toby Groom – Catering Assistant

Jan Stephens – Youth worker

John Griffiths – Caretaker/Cleaner

 

Volunteers

Volunteering leaflet 18Introducing our Volunteer Team:

Reception:
Kathryn Coddington, Margaret Hatton, Debbie Fullard, Caroline Arnold, Roger Pearce, Carol Walby.

Job Club:
Debbie Spiers,

Information Technology:
Judy Povey, Linda Stephens, Lyle McCulloch, Chris Quinlan.

Youth Club:
Nicola Groom, Ann Neilson,

Walk Leaders:
Vic Woodhouse, Roger Drummond, Norman Speed, Janice Leyland, Nigel Stephens.

Cafe:
Fern Lightfoot.

Community Car Scheme – Volunteer Drivers                                                          Maureen Chesters, Tony White, Peter Taylor, Debbie Spiers,  David Wragg, David Corfield.

Tutors/Coordinators:
Adele Benoit – Arts & Craft Tutor.
Graham Baker – Healthy Eating/Cooking Tutor.
Sonja Eckert Hopkins – Extend Exercise Tutor.
Angie Herbert – Community Garden Coordinator. 

More volunteers are always welcome. If you are interested in joining our voluntary team, you can read about the roles here and then please talk to Penny at the Centre or on 01948 258220