Not quite a centre but a great cluster of activity happens at Strip the Willow. Cafe, events & music venue, local arts crafts & makers shop, workshops and works experience placements as well as tons of other incredible projects originating from the drive and enegy of owners Jon and Tasha. Strip the Willow is a social enterprise that holds the community and the environment at heart and in doing so draws a wealth of creative folk to it's doors.
So much great stuff is thrown away in landfill every year - it's a crying shame!
In an effort to salvage a small percentage of the re-usable stuff we aim to divert as much as possible from waste streams across the city. Our Work Experience learners will then help to make it saleable and put it in the shop, generating income to pay for their places and equipment and giving them a sense of self-esteem too. Some may even go on to run businesses of their own with our support - that's the aim anyway!