The Meeting Place is dedicated to reducing loneliness and social isolation by offering “a place for all, time for all”. It is run by a group of people from the local churches and friends. We are independent of the churches, but work with them and value their support.
To enable people of all ages and situations to meet in the community, feel comfortable and supported, and to access effective information and advice where required.
We are local people helping to make a difference in the community.
Offering a safe and welcoming space with no pressure and no strings attached.
A listening ear, showing respect and acceptance in all circumstances.
We actively seek local partnerships to help us deliver our objectives. We purchase cakes for The Coffee Shop from The Grange Centre each week, and Wellers Hedleys Solicitors offer free, no obligation monthly drop-in legal advice sessions. We offer volunteer placements to young people from local schools completing their Duke of Edinburgh Award.
The Board currently consists of Denise Bottomley, Elaine Crutchley, Kate Dove, Margaret Hibbert (Chairman), Val Lambert, David Ryder, Ian Taylor and Edna Woodhouse.