A Warm Space in Our Community – Dunholme Cosy Corner

A brand new opportunity to get warm, have some company and a natter or just enjoy a warm drink and a biscuit is coming to Dunholme this January.

From Monday 9th January, the Jubilee Room at Dunholme Village Hall will turn into a warm space for the community with free activities for residents to enjoy every Monday and Wednesday 10am-3pm.

Cllr Sarah Keetley explained, “The Cosy Corner was born while sitting with the Queens book of condolences as many hours were spent in the Jubilee room and it got me thinking of how it could be used. The hot topic at the time was the cost of living, price of heating our homes and the struggles facing people over the colder months such as loneliness. I myself spend a lot of time on my own as do a few of my friends since the tearoom in Welton shut down in Covid. 

 The idea is to give people, anyone, a place to go and spent some time with other people (or just me if no one turns up). It doesn’t matter if it’s because your cold at home and can’t afford to put the heating on, live alone and want a bit of company or you just fancy a cuppa and biscuits with someone else.”

To ensure the space is utilised fully, Sarah has been asking for donations of books, games, jigsaws, and other activities for people to enjoy whilst visiting. “People have donated a few things and hopefully we will get a few more donations. It has also been suggested we have a warm rail so people can come and pick up something to keep warm.” says Sarah.

Tea, coffee, juice, and biscuits will be on offer as well as Wi-Fi should people need it. There are hopes of involving other services which as of yet have not been confirmed, however if someone needs help Sarah has said she will do her best to help them find the correct service to help.

If anyone would like to volunteer or has something to donate, they can contact Sarah via cllr.s.keetley@dunholme-pc.gov.uk