We’ve got some great news about the council-owned cafe at Alyn Waters Country Park.
From April 1, the cafe will be managed on our behalf by Groundwork North Wales – an organisation which works with a number of partners and volunteers throughout the region to improve health and wellbeing across Wales.
Under Groundwork’s management, the cafe will be named Caffi Cyfle – Welsh for Cafe of Opportunity.
You might remember that back in the autumn, we were looking at a number of options for our Day and Employment Disability services – a range of different business projects which give people the chance for workplace training and employment
One of the services being looked at was the cafe at Alyn Waters, where adults with learning disabilities receive training and work opportunities.
“Very pleased with this news”
Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “We’re very pleased to be able to announce that Groundwork North Wales will be responsible for managing the cafe at Alyn Waters on our behalf, continuing the excellent work which has already taken place and that the cafe will continue in providing both a service for the community and opportunities for those who need them.”
Cllr Joan Lowe, Lead Member for Health and Adult Social Care, said: “It’s excellent news that Groundwork North Wales will be taking on the cafe at Alyn Waters.
“It’s been an excellent place for individuals with learning difficulties to learn new skills, and has provided them with some much-appreciated opportunities and work. And the new name, Caffi Cyfle, embodies that spirit.
“Groundwork are very well placed to continue that work, and we look forward to working with them once they take on the cafe at the start of April.”
Karen Balmer, Chief Executive of Groundwork North Wales said: “Caffi Cyfle will continue the great work already undertaken by the Council to support the local community and we will continue to provide, and indeed develop, the range of inclusive employment and volunteering opportunities available through the café.
“We have put together a menu which reflects the best of Welsh produce mixed with our own flair to excite and tantalise our customers’ taste buds. We hope it will create a loyal following amongst both the local community and visitors to the area, both for those visiting the park and as a destination in its own right.”