On Thursday 12th February 2015 a new cafe opens in Acomb at Foxwood Community Centre… but this will be no ordinary café.

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Each month a local business will be showcased aimed at highlighting the many and various local small businesses in the area.

February’s event will feature Rose’s Button Box, owned by  a local craftswoman, Julie Nacey,  who  will be bringing along her beautiful home sewn gifts for all the family including her new Easter range.

Acomb Explore will also  be popping along  bringing books for sale, and free books for babies under 5.

The café, open between 09.30am and 11.30am,  will be serving a variety of fresh baked refreshments including scones and cakes.

Sue Galloway from Foxwood Residents Association commented:

“There are a surprising number of  local crafts people who are designing and making innovative items and we wanted to highlight their skills.  Some of these businesses are extremely successful and this is one way of bringing their skills to a wider audience. It is also a good way of exchanging skills as well as having a friendly chat over a cup of tea.  Each month we will be featuring a different local business and we are keen to hear from local entrepreneurs who can contact me on York 01904 794111”..

The craft cafe will open on the 2nd Thursday of each month 9.30-11.30 am at Foxwood community centre, Bellhouse Way, York, YO24 3HY.


Good progress made on Foxwood Community Centre makeover

“York Cares” volunteers made good progress on their project to makeover the Foxwood Community centre yesterday.

With better weather forecast for today, it is hoped that everything will be completed in time for the Lord Mayor’s official opening at 4:30pm

The footpath through the Foxwood Park together with adjacent trees have also been tidied up.

Murals2 Volunteers with axe Woodowrkers

Childrens Trust hold successful event at Foxwood Community centre

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The Childrens Trust held a successful fund raising event today at the Foxwood Community Centre.

It is a great shame that the Council decided to withdraw their financial support from the community centre earlier in the year

Hopefully whoever is elected to represent the area on the Council at the by election on 16th October, will make one of their first priorities getting the grant – which paid for a part time caretaker- restored.

Foxwood Community Centre make over

Draft plans for garden revamp revealed

Draft plans for Foxwood Community Center playground revamp

Draft plans for Foxwood Community Center playground revamp

Residents had their first glimpse of how the new garden behind the Foxwood Community Centre might look after volunteers arrive for the “Big Community Challenge” in October.

In a recent survey many residents said that they thought that the play area could be better used (it is now only open when events are taking place) and recognised that – as the centre is now entirely dependant on volunteers for maintenance – any new design should take this into account.

42% said that they wanted to see a communal garden established on the site with 29% opposed and 29% undecided.

The design is likely to be refined over the next few weeks in response to residents comments.