The project at Meeting Point House will have a huge impact on both visitors to the building and those enjoying the external space around it. The project aims to 'bring to life' the internal café space by adding natural features and plants. The features will include willow trellising, wooden planters, macramé plant pot holders, clay plant pots, upcycled pallets for indoor shelving to house plant and other hand crafted goods. picket wooden fence. The outdoor space that has to date been maintained by young people on the Princes Trust Course will be further enhanced to include a raised herb garden and vegetable bed ( these will be used in the Café). Where possible the products will be sourced from other charities, community projects band local artisans, thereby providing an opportunity to further promote their great work. The addition of indoor plants will provide a healthier environment in which to dine as well as making the space full of an exciting mix of hand crafted items.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The benefits of the project are summarised as follows: 1. Improving the experience of those using the café and those passing by creating an exciting and different space/ambience. 2. Utilising the skills of local crafters and using the project as a long term opportunity to promote their skills and products. 3. Once the herb/vegetable beds are fully planted the produce will be used in the café to enhance the home cooked meals on offer. 4. The Willow that will be used will be harvested from the withy beds adjacent to the Town Park, this will be part of a larger conservation project with Small Woods, Telford. 5. The project pulls together and reflects many of the other projects that are run from Meeting Point house e.g. Holiday Club Eatwell Programme, monthly craft fairs, craft workshops and courses. 6. Long term the project will be used as a base for people to learn new skills from those who have supported the project.
Steps to get it done:
The appeal of this project is the fact that it will be very unique and in an area that is heavily commercialised. We want to create a quiet oasis that the local community can enjoy, be inspired by and contribute to.
About the space
Telford & Wrekin Council