The Arts Cafe

Published: 28 April 2021

We have received some queries about the reopening of the Arts Cafe.  As everyone will be aware, the cafe was sadly damaged by fire late last year.  Thankfully no-one was hurt, but the café had extensive smoke damage and has had to be stripped out and professionally cleaned by a company qualified to carry out this work.  This work is now complete. 

The work is being carried out by the insurance company, and the loss adjuster has now appointed surveyors and builders to carry out the necessary work for the cafe to begin trading again, and they should be starting imminently. 

Whilst the Town Council appreciates that the loss of this amenity to the regular café customers is a disappointment,  the first priority has to be safety of the building for members of the public, and because the building was damaged by fire, necessarily this takes time.    Meanwhile, thank you for your patience whilst this work is being carried out.