Community on menu for eatery
A RESTAURANT in the heart of Huddersfield has opened its doors to help people and groups as part of a special community sharing project.
Med One restaurant is one of a number of businesses across Kirklees which has signed up to the online platform Comoodle and shared its space for use by the community.
Mark Finch, project co-ordinator from Community Catalysts, said: “Having the Med One space available for people to deliver an activity from as part of the ‘Do Your Thing’ project has been great.
“We have been able to link into the community with far greater ease and at no cost thanks to Comoodle. It has opened doors that were otherwise closed to our groups. Resources are tight and we need to help ourselves to help each other. There must be so many rooms in towns that aren’t being used and that’s a waste.”
Groups have already taken up the Lebanese restaurant’s ‘space share’ offer of an upstairs meeting room.
Community Catalysts, a social enterprise which offers health and well-being services to people of all ages, and risk management specialists Horizon Risk Consultancy have used the space. Horizon delivered free safety training to Marsden Community Trust and the Denby Dale Centre. Med One’s room is set aside as an office in the evenings for the Jane Khalaf Fund, a campaign to help raise awareness of the problem of drink spiking which pushes for more to be done to tackle it.
MARK FINCH: Said having Med One space had been great for groups.