ANOTHER organisation in Tunbridge Wells has joined the ‘Warm Spaces’ scheme in preparation for winter.
The King Charles the Martyr church has opened its church hall at 3 Warwick Park weekly on Friday afternoons, to offer a heated indoor location, and will serve hot drinks and tea, as well as cakes and soup.
A spokesperson for the parish office told the Times: “We know that it isn’t cold yet but would like people to know about it so that they can be relieved about what they will do when it is colder.
“We are thinking about how to open at other times, too.”
Under the national scheme, ‘Warm Spaces’ provide a warm, welcoming and safe space with basic refreshments of tea and coffee at no cost to those needing the service.
Other registered ‘Warm Spaces’ in Tunbridge Wells are Christ Church in the High Street, The Kitchen Table in Camden Road, St Philip’s Church in Birken Road and The Zero Waste Company in the Pantiles.
According to The Warm Welcome Campaign, there are over 1,600 registered ‘Warm Spaces’ across the UK.
Registered spaces will have a ‘Warm Space’ poster in their window and can be found online at: warmwelcome.uk/#find-a-space
The website indicates what facilities are available at the Warm Space, from accessible toilets to wi-fi.