Telford’s Meeting Point House is calling for ideas on how it can make the most of its newly acquired community space known as ‘The Green’ in Southwater.
The charity has taken over ownership of the high profile site outside its newly refurbished Hummingbird Cafe and says it wants to turn it into a ‘fun, functional and central’ space.
General Manager Angela Creighton said: “We have lots of ideas for how we can make the most of this space with a range of seasonal activities, but would also like to hear what the public thinks.
“For example, it would be a perfect place to set up small stalls for events such as farmers’ markets or craft fairs, as well as chairs and tables for outdoor dining.
“We could also use it to host themed and topical attractions, musical events, or to link it to our Hummingbird Café by hosting tastings or cooking demonstrations.
“Last year we joined forces with local butcher GN Badley & Sons for Telford Sausage Week which was a huge success – we hope to team up with them again this year.
“But the possibilities for this high profile space are endless, so the question we’re asking is simply, ‘What would you like to see there?'”
Meeting Point House operates a #sourcelocal and #supportlocal strategy, and Angela said the team wants to work closely with local organizations to help them promote their services.
“We’ve all been through tough months, and it’s important that we do all we can to support our independent businesses and lift people’s spirits,” she said.
All event ideas on The Green should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted on the charity’s Facebook page. The deadline for all suggestions is February 28.
Meeting Point House is a community center for charities and voluntary organizations that also rents out meeting and conference rooms.
It is owned by Meeting Point Trust Ltd, an independent registered charity, and was built in 1988 through a partnership between churches, the voluntary sector, the Telford Development Corporation and the Wrekin Council.
In 1999 the trust secured lottery funding for a major extension that nearly doubled the housing. Meeting Point House offers low-cost offices for a range of registered charities, as well as meeting rooms to hire and a cafe right in the heart of Southwater in Telford.
Meeting Point House’s vision is: “To be the sustainable meeting point in the heart of Telford that increasingly inspires, connects and enables statutory, faith-based and voluntary organisations; and through this partnership improves the lives of others.
For more details or to speak to the team, call 01952 292268.