We have the key for our new space – APNA@theOldBank – on Deardengate in Haslingden. Yesterday I visited with Habiba Shenza and Arry Nessa (above). There’s a lot to do if we want to open in three weeks time. At the moment working on the premises is hampered by having no electricity – as well as no water, but the landlord says he’ll have it connected within the next week.
Meanwhile we’ve had a new carpet donated, and we’re waiting to hear from Rossendale Borough Council and Lancashire BME Network as to exactly what support they’ll be able to give us. The success of the pop-up, drop-in centre will largely depend on volunteers and voluntary hep – so if anyone is interested in offering their support, whether its their time, expertise or a donation, then please get in touch.