Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

School cafe is a real perk for parents

09:00 29 May 2014

Café crew (from left): Jeanette Webb from Rose Lane Tesco, deputy mayor Julie Hunt, mayor Val Elkins, café manager Debbie Hyde and Devon County Councillor John Matthews are pictured with Orchard Vale pupils.

Café crew (from left): Jeanette Webb from Rose Lane Tesco, deputy mayor Julie Hunt, mayor Val Elkins, café manager Debbie Hyde and Devon County Councillor John Matthews are pictured with Orchard Vale pupils.

Archant

Lattes at the school gates prove popular at Orchard Vale.

STAFF, pupils and parents have raised a cup to the opening of a new café at a Barnstaple primary school.

The community coffee shop at Orchard Vale Community School was officially opened by Barnstaple mayor Val Elkins on Friday afternoon.

The brand-new wooden cabin-style café, paid for with funding from various organisations in the town, will enable even more parents to catch up over coffee.

Manager Debbie Hyde said: “The café opens for an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon on school days.

“It’s an ideal place for mums and dads to build relationships, share tips on bringing up children, and learn more about the school community here.”

Project co-ordinator Dawn Crabb said: “The new facility also provides a space for child and health agencies to meet and allow Orchard Vale to extend upon its community cohesion.”

Money for the new café was made available by Devon County Council; North Devon Council; Barnstaple Town Council; the Barnstaple Bridge Trust; Barnstaple Round Table; Barnstaple Rotary Club; Barnstaple Lions Club; and Rose Lane Tesco.

Profits from Coffee Cabin will be ploughed back into the running of the café, and also go to help fund two teachers in Nepal.

This week the school also received planning consent to extend classrooms and create a new management hub. Read more here.

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

Saturday, September 24, 2016

People around North Devon have come out in force to make their feelings known: we don’t want to lose our maternity services in North Devon.

Read more
Friday, September 23, 2016

The glass-fronted store in Clovelly Road will be open in time for Christmas and is set to be a ‘Lidl of the future’.

Read more
Friday, September 23, 2016

The Gazette has teamed up with hospital campaigners to stand up and fight for our maternity services in North Devon - will you join our #BarnstapleBaby campaign?

Read more
Friday, September 23, 2016

The mother of Bideford schoolgirl Scarlett Keeling said she will be seeking an appeal against the decision.

Read more
Friday, September 23, 2016

Around 150 cyclists raise £15,000 for North Devon Hospice

Read more
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Detailed plans for new school at Bucks Cross are revealed

Read more
Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Gazette got on the water this morning (Thursday) to watch as the historic steamship entered the River Torridge ahead of its permanent mooring in Bideford.

Read more
Thursday, September 22, 2016

The 90 year old has been presented with a special coin, to mark him sharing the same birthday as The Queen.

Read more
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Boutport Street now closed following relocation to WHSmith

Read more
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion on Blacksands Beach after World War Two grenade was found.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications