We’ve got exciting new plans to transform our old café building into a space with improved access and facilities for people with disabilities, including the creation of an Adult Changing Space. We also plan to introduce measures to make the building more environmentally sustainable with better roof insulation, new double glazing, and the introduction of micro-renewables.
Director of Amelia Trust, Karen Turnbull said
“We are very excited that following submission of our first stage grant applications to the Welsh Government and the National Lottery for funding to refurbish the café building at the Farm, we have been invited to the second stage of the process. Whilst this does not mean we have been guaranteed funding, it does mean we are one step closer to success and achieving our vision for a Community Café where no one feels excluded”.
Thanks to a grant from the Vale of Glamorgan’s Strong Communities Fund, we’ve been consulting with stakeholders and others in the local community to find out what future developments people would like to see at the Farm.
Dennis Hellyar Architects has been appointed to put together plans for a Community Café incorporating a an Adult Changing Space, a new entrance with improved access, and measures to transform the old building into a more environmentally sustainable space.
The new Community Café will be an important hub for volunteers at the Farm, many of whom value the opportunity to work at the Farm because it provides social networks to combat loneliness and isolation and improve wellbeing.
For others, volunteering in the new Community Café will help them to develop new skills in a supportive environment and empower them to test out possible new career paths.
The newly refurbished building will also provide a central meeting space for community groups such as mothers and toddlers, book clubs, and photography groups.