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TEMPORARILY CLOSED IN LINE WITH TIER 4 RESTRICTIONS

The Government has announced that we must close from Thursday 5th November 2020. Our Community Café remains open for takeaway orders only. If we can be of any help during the lockdown please get in touch – we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. We look forward to seeing you as soon as we’re allowed to reopen.

 One Night Stand

It wasn’t a starry night
more wet, snowy and frosty;
hubris and loss colliding.
Sitting buddha-like smug and serene
cocooned in bedding, cardboard and plastic.
A one-night stand with self and conscience.
Fairy lights to read by, hot water bottle for warmth.
Sharp shrill voices cut through the night;
pub to bar, bar to pub; late night hot food.
Before dawn, in the silence, for a moment
it felt like it could be every night.
The cold penetrating to the bone
despair and fear your bed fellows.
As the dawn breaks you contemplate
another night, no food, no bed, no home.

Linda Bird