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Keighley club is given new home
10:00am Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
A social group forced to fold after its venue closed is reopening at a nearby community centre.
The government-funded Coffee Club was originally held at the Parents Advice Centre Keighley (PACK).
PACK’s Russell Street building closed earlier this year after its three-year Bradford Council grant ran out.
But Keighley and Ilkley Voluntary and Community Action (KIVCA) stepped in with an offer to run the club at Central Hall.
KIVCA and PACK workers negotiated with the Near Neighbours fund to spend the remaining grant money.
And KIVCA worker Shaun O’Hare hopes the reformed club will continue after the grant ends.
He said: “The club appealed to all the communities within Keighley – people from different backgrounds who would not normally socialise.
“They could sit together and talk about their own hobbies, discuss current affairs, share recipes and learn about services and opportunities in the area.”
The club will run from 10am to noon every Thursday, beginning on October 24, at Central Hall in Alice Street.
Call KIVCA on (01535) 665258 for further information.
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