A NEW community venture has opened in Eastham – offering services such as a food bank and healthy eating classes.
Wirral South MP Alison McGovern cut the ribbon at The Net @ 68, in Clifton Avenue, at the weekend.
It will offer a wide range of activities for the community, including a bakery, breakfast and after-school clubs for children, healthy eating classes, a food bank and citizen’s advice bureau money classes.
It is linked to a new charity shop over the road at The Net @ 73.
Both premises were previously unused and received support from Wirral Council’s Empty Shops Fund to set up.
The Reverend Beth Glover, of St Mary’s Church, Eastham, established the project alongside Wirral Partnership Homes and the council, with help from the Reverend Maureen Coats and the community.
She said: “It is lovely to see everyone here – it is a wonderful project and it seems to be really taking off.
“We worked with the community and found out what they most wanted for this space. There will be a lot going on – we are going to be working with volunteers who will offer their services to help teach the community about healthy eating and how to make soup and bread.”
Ms McGovern said: “This is a really wonderful project. It makes me so incredibly proud as a local MP to represent the wonderful community that is Eastham.
“Eastham is a brilliant place to live and grow up and has a community who want to look after each other.”
Also at the opening were the deputy mayor of Wirral Cllr Dave Mitchell and the Bishop of Birkenhead, the Right Reverend Keith Sinclair. Music was provided by pupils from South Wirral High School and drum troupe Wirral Taiko Dragon Drummers.
For more information on The Net call 0151-327 2182.