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New kitchen means The Hive is buzzing – Ushaw Moor


A VOLUNTEER-run cafe has expanded its fare, after a new kitchen was installed.

The Hive opened on Station Road, in Ushaw Moor, near Durham City, last October, serving drinks, scones and teacakes.

The food menu was limited by the facilities available.

However, a £1,500 grant from Starbucks plus some other cash has paid for a new purpose-built kitchen, meaning hot food can now be prepared on site.

The new menu was introduced last Wednesday (August 27) and volunteers have already noticed a sharp increase in customers.

The Hive is currently open Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.

There is free use of computers and free wifi and the cafe also serves as a Durham Foodbank distribution point.

Supporters hope to extend its opening hours to five or six days a week, but are dependent on more volunteers coming forward.

Meanwhile, The Hut, another community facility in the village – like The Hive managed by the Ushaw Moor Action Group – has received a small grant from the Mid-Durham Area Action Partnership (AAP).

The money has been put towards buying extra folding tables, junior size tables and chairs, making The Hut more suitable for parent and toddler groups, parties and special events.

For further details, visit umag.org.uk

via New kitchen means The Hive is buzzing From The Northern Echo.

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