These activities have been placed on hold due to the global pandemic. We hope to resume them in the future, so please do check back for updates.
Once a month on a Saturday from 10-noon at Groombridge Village Hall, the Community Café, set up by Withyham Parish Council, is a monthly opportunity for residents to meet up over a cup of tea or coffee and delicious home-made cakes. Old friends and neighbours meet up on a regular basis, and new friends have been made.
Dates for 2020 are 25 April, 23 May, 27 June, 25 July, 26 September, 24 October, 21 November and 12 December.
These dates coincide with our monthly Amblers walks and we always make sure that there is time to pop into the café after a parish walk.
The Community Café is hosted by local clubs and societies who each bring their own special personality, as well as the people power, the cakes/biscuits and any extras such as table decorations. We provide the coffee, tea, sugar, tablecloths, coffee makers, hall booking and any guidance.
From the takings we ask that the room hire charge is covered, and a small contribution is made for restocking. Any profit a group makes is either given to charity or to the group’s own funds to help with its running.
We are already fully booked by groups wishing to run the cafes in 2020 but we are always taking future bookings. Please contact Stephanie on by email or 01892 864557.
We really look forward to seeing you at our next Café.