RESIDENTS in Meriden are feeling nice and cosy following the launch of their very own community ‘Warm Hub’ at the local Sports Park Pavilion.
The initiative follows the weekly visits the Mobile Warm Hub minibus (run by Warwickshire charities WRCC and VASA) made to the Pavilion from October to December last year, encouraging people to socialise in a warm, safe and welcoming space.
The Warm Hubs project in Warwickshire and Solihull helps local communities fight social isolation by creating inclusive, accessible events – like Meriden’s free coffee mornings – where everyone can come together to chat, make friends, and get helpful information about community support groups.
Residents can also get advice on reducing energy bills and practical tips to keep warm and safe at home, plus free carbon monoxide alarms and room thermometers.
The project is supported by sponsor Cadent and other community organisations such as environmental charity Act on Energy on an informal basis.
Meriden Parish Council was keen to launch the weekly event and build on the community engagement created by the Mobile Warm Hub last year.
Meriden’s Warm Hub event runs every Tuesday, from March 8, from 10.30am to 12.30pm in The Pavilion, Meriden Sports Park. Free coffee/tea and biscuits are served and everyone is welcome.