MP opens new Cafe & Book Exchange at Weston during National Village Halls Week

Oliver Heald MP was Guest of Honour on Saturday as he opened the new Cafe & Book Exchange at Weston Village Hall during National Village Halls Week. It was also Open Day with many excellent stalls about activities in the village hall and the Crime Prevention Team were there too.

The new initiative will offer a drop-in cafe and book exchange on Wednesday mornings 8.30 am to 11 am and Saturdays 10.00am to 12.30. It is a collaboration of the Parish Council, Weston Village Hall and the Community Library Team.

This builds on the Weston Community Library initiative set up by Sarah Bacon and Marc de Salis at the Red Lion for the past 4 years since the mobile library stopped.

Oliver thanked those involved with the previous initiative and congratulated the Parish Council, Village Hall and Community. He then cut a ribbon to open the book shelves. Oliver also donated a copy of the new ‘Jack Reacher’ by Lee Child called ‘Blue Moon’.

Photo 1 shows Oliver with Tim Moody Parish Council Chairman and scissors, having cut the ribbon. Photo 2 shows Oliver with Crime Prevention Team PCSO Chris Brabrook in yellow and Darren Cowell Crime Prevention Officer