New community cafe opens at King’s Lynn Baptist Church
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A new community cafe will help people access services online.
The centre, at King's Lynn Baptist Church, was officially opened by West Norfolk Mayor Carol Bower.
Pastor Kevan Crane, who has been minister at the church on Wisbech Road for 10 years, said it was at the centre of the community.
'South Lynn is a great community and a growing community,' he said. 'We've got a lot of new development and it's nice that we're at the heart of this.
'The church is a facility we feel is essential for the community to provide a meeting place.'
Activities at the church, built in the early 20th Century, include community lunches, English classes and an art group. There are also groups for children and young people.
Alexandra Kemp, county councillor for South Lynn, said: 'The community cafe, right in the centre of South Lynn, will reach out to everyone of all ages and backgrounds, especially people who feel isolated, or who need to access public services, advice or help online, but who have no computer at home.
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'I am helping to fund computer access for the community cafe, by buying a new iPad from my councillor allowance increase, which I am using to fund projects in the division.'
Miss Kemp is also buying a community fridge for the cafe, where people can take food they do not need for others who might need it.
'This is a new idea, that also stops food waste and cuts the cost of waste treatment for the county council,' she said.