Hull centre to open as community cafe

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Published: Tuesday 3rd March 2015 by The News Editor

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A disused centre in Hull will reopen as a community cafe after the scheme won £47,000 in a TV show.

The Ings Resource Centre on Savoy Road will be transformed into a social enterprise community cafe which will also offer a food delivery service.

The scheme, which is part of Autism Plus’ On the Run project, received £47,380 after being named runner-up in an ITV show which saw the public decide on community projects to get money from Big Lottery Fund’s People’s Millions.

The cafe, which is scheduled to open in May this year, will offer support for people with autism and disabilities as well as providing work and training opportunities for disadvantaged and disabled people across Hull.

Those behind the plan say communities will be given access to easy and affordable healthy food while also learning more about the benefits of an active life.

Meanwhile the food delivery service will be be run by people with autism and delivered using eco-friendly electric bikes. Nursery provider VIP Childcare will also be based at the Ings Resource Centre.

Alan Gardiner, councillor of the Ings Ward, said the news is “a huge positive for the area”.

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Published: Tuesday 3rd March 2015 by The News Editor

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