The fabulous Trawden Forest Community Centre is run by a Committee of Trustees made up of volunteers from the local community. It is entirely self-funded, covering running costs through user fees supplemented by fundraising.
The Trustees have managed to acquire a lease on the former library building that has now opened as as Community Shop and Library. They were lucky enought to have acquired many books left by the library service, and this is open when the shop is open.
The shop is opening with restricted hours and will open 10:00 am - 6.00pm Monday Friday, 10am - 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Please visit the website to find out more : Community Centre
The Community Centre Trustees have acquired the old library building on Church Street adjacent to the Community Centre and, in record time, transformed it from a delapidated unloved space into a fantastic Community Shop and library.
It is staffed completely by volunteers on a 2 hour shift rota. If you would like to volunteer, please call into the shop and speak to someone who would be delighted to help you.
The shop has a filling station to cut down on plastic packaging, eco products, locally sourced meat, cheese, bread, cakes, glass bottled milk and butter. There's a great selection of wines, beers and locally produced spirits too.
The building officially opened on 20th November 2018 and is already proving to be a huge success with people travelling far and wide to visit the shop.
Please do take time to visit the building. The library remains closed, but the reduced shop hours which are Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm.
Don't forget your jars/containers so that you can fill them with your products. There is a great selection of pasta, rice, oats, herbs, spices, flour, sugar, coffee beans, dried fruits, beans, pulses and loose tea. Jars and paper bags are available should you need them.
Sandwiches and pies are also sold in the shop, which has recently achieved its 5 star hygiene rating from Pendle Borough Council.
Social distancing and hygiene rules have been adopted, and entry to the shop is to the rear of the building temporarily.