What is the future for Transition Cafe?
How can you help us?
Thank you to everyone who got in touch when we first announced our Transition Cafe building was to be demolished. This demonstrates that there is support for the cafe and that it’s a hub in our community, drawing people together. It was lovely to hear from so many people about what the cafe means to you.
Please keep coming to the cafe! The cafe will remain open as long as possible, definitely into the autumn and hopefully to December 2017.
If you have a building in Fishguard & Goodwick that might be suitable for a surplus food project and/or office space, or if you are part of a community group that would like to work with us, please contact us or pop into the cafe for a chat.
All support gratefully received!
Transition Cafe is looking for a new home
In late 2016 we were informed that the Transition Cafe building was due to be demolished as part of the new road development, our position paper from December 2016 is available here. We do not oppose the road scheme as it is much need in Fishguard, we support the plan to make the town centre more accessible for pedestrians and wheelchair users.
We have had discussions with other groups to find a new space to house Transition Cafe. Nowhere is available at present and we are continuing our search. Pembrokeshire County Council have told us that we can remain in the building until December 2017.
What is the future for Transition Bro Gwaun?
Transition Bro Gwaun are involved with a number of projects, detailed on this website. Many of these can continue without the cafe building, although we will still need office space for some project work. The Surplus Food Project is developing and we have recently secured funding for a one-year outreach project, focused on reducing household food waste across Pembrokeshire. We see that household food waste is a considerable area of concern, highlighted by a recent WRAP report which found that half of food waste generated in the UK comes from our homes.
We will continue with all our project work even if we don’t find premises to move to immediately. If you have suitable space available in Fishguard, or know someone who does, please contact us.