New plans are about to be unveiled for returning a much-needed tearooms to Belper’s River Gardens.
The Belper Tearooms Association was created in 2015, out of a desperate need by individuals and organisations in the town to finally see a positive end to the long running saga, which has seen the present building closed, then derelict, for decades.
A new non-profit making Community Interest Company (CIC), called Belper Community Enterprise, was created in May to handle the project and raise the funding needed. The company has been recognised by the land-owner, Amber Valley Borough Council, which has agreed to work with the CIC to support delivery of the tea rooms project.
On Thursday 16 June, at 7.30pm in the Number 28 Community Hall on Belper Market Place, the Association’s proposals will be shown to the public for the first time at a short presentation, after which people will be able to talk informally with representatives of the Tea Rooms Association, including the architect, about the plans.
Trevor Griffin, who chairs the Friends of Belper River Gardens and is a member of the Tea Rooms Association and a director of the CIC, will be one of the people heading the presentation.