Thanks to Telford & Wrekin Council for awarding Oakengates Town Council a grant to help residents during the cost-of-living crisis, why not join us every Friday from the 25th November between 2pm and 5pm where a warm welcome awaits you, where you can have something to eat and take part in social activities, we hope this will help to bring communities together at this difficult time.
This winter, residents of all ages will be welcome to come into The Wakes, to stay warm and enjoy hot food and drinks in comfortable surroundings as part of this new initiative. Residents are welcome to drop in each Friday in anytime between 2pm and 5pm (except 30 December).
There will be newspapers, magazines, quiz books, board games to keep you occupied and a friendly face if you want to get valuable advice on the cost-of-living support. There is free Wi-Fi and facilities to charge laptops and mobiles.
The Wakes is a fully accessible building, with comfortable seating – which is perfect for agile working with access free Wi-Fi! There is also something for the children as we have a play area suitable for under 8s. If you are a bookworm, Oakengates library is less than a minute away, so why not join the library if you haven’t already and bring a book (or two) with you!
Hot meals and refreshments will be provided by Hospitality Staff from our Community Cafe The Outpost Café Bar which is located within The Wakes building.
We look forward to welcoming residents to The Wakes.
Quote from Councillor Stephen Reynolds:
‘’ As Mayor I am delighted that with the valued support of Telford &Wrekin Council, a provision has been put together to help towards the cost-of-living crisis. Supporting local residents in any way possible is always my top priority. So, if you need any help or just friendly chat, please come along to the Wakes in Oakengates for a warm welcome.’’
If you would like to know more about this new initiative, please call 01952 567500 or email Thewakes@oakengates-tc.gov.uk
About Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cost of Living Grant
Telford & Wrekin Council is the local authority for the Telford and Wrekin borough in
Shropshire. It is an award-winning co-operative council and its approach is informed
by the views and voices of residents, communities, and partners.
Its Cost of Living Grant was set aside in 2022 in recognition that the rising cost of
living is increasing financial pressures on many households and that this is likely to
worsen during the colder months. Many will have to choose between heating and
eating. The grant is to help provide welcoming warm places for residents to visit,
where they can have something to eat and take part in social activities, helping to
bring communities together at this difficult time.
Residents who are worried about the cost of living and rise of energy bills can find useful information on Telford and Borough Wrekin Council website.