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Chorleywood Cricket Club announces link up with Mission EmployAble to provide a new clubhouse and community learning café

posted 17 Feb 2019, 03:21 by Chorleywood Residents' Association   [ updated 17 Feb 2019, 03:28 ]
Breaking for tea has never seemed so appealing ...

Chorleywood Cricket Club has been in discussion with the Parish Council about ambitious new plans to link up with a new local charity, Mission EmployAble, to develop a new clubhouse and community learning café. The club, having recently secured planning permission for a major refurbishment and extension of the outdated clubhouse, has been working closely with Mission EmployAble to bring this new opportunity to fruition. The proposals have been warmly welcomed by the Parish Council.

Steve Dunning, club Chair points out :-

“This link up provides an excellent opportunity to provide a purpose-built, pavilion style facility that supports the development of the cricket club and also benefits the entire community”.

Katharine Weston, Chair, Mission EmployAble, says :-

“Our vision is to train people with learning disabilities, to employ some and help others find work so that they can lead fulfilled lives working in and contributing to their local community,”

The proposed 30 seat community café would be open 7 days a week throughout the year, operated by Mission EmployAble. On week days the café will be staffed by trainees with learning difficulties supported by a dedicated training team. Visitors can expect a welcoming atmosphere, fantastic local produce and coffee and the most engaging service possible

The concept is at a very early stage and an essential first part of the process is to engage with, and enlist the support of, the local community. This is the first of a number of planned communications over the coming months.