Morrisons Bude is launching a new service offering free meeting spaces to local groups such as new parents, charities, book clubs, craft groups and gaming communities.
Groups can book tables, which can seat up to 20 people, through the Morrisons Bude’s Community Champion.
The initiative is designed to help community groups deal with the increasing cost of booking meeting spaces in local centres after its research revealed that local groups typically spend up to £20 an hour on meet up spaces.
Helen Tordoff, Head of Cafes at Morrisons said: “We’ve seen more groups use our café spaces as meet up areas so we’re delighted to formalise the offering and make it even easier for local communities to come together over a cup of tea and great food.”
Rachel Taylor, a member of Horsforth Craft Group, which already uses the scheme in Leeds, said “Some community centres can be tricky to book as costs can be quite high and there is limited availability. Our local Morrisons café is perfect as it is free to book and there’s always good food and drink available. We meet there regularly to create our craft masterpieces and would encourage any other clubs to consider Morrisons as an affordable and pleasant place to meet.”
Meet up areas will be available in Morrisons Bude’s café between 9 am until 11 am and 2 pm until café closing every weekday.
To book a meetup area slot, groups can email Morrisons Community Champion with bookings taken on a first come first serve basis.
This is a great idea. For more information visit: www.morrisons.com. If any other venues in Bude offer free meeting spaces, please add your comments below so everyone knows what’s available.