Toxteth Food Central Update - 22nd December 2015
On Sunday 11th October 2015 we experienced a setback to our food hub building project. A fire destroyed the timber frame construction on Windsor Street, half-way through the build. It was devastating for all the local residents who have helped design it.
We have been overwhelmed by the response of the local and wider community who have sent messages of support and offered us their help. The donations to the Fire Recovery Fund continue to come in which has really moved us and given us hope.
The Toxteth Food Central team are committed to completing their plans for a dynamic community cafe, affordable food store, garden and training kitchen in the heart of L8.
The damaged timber has now been removed and we hope that building will be resumed in the New Year. We look forward to completing the build and opening Toxteth Food Central as soon as possible in 2016. Please come by and see how it’s coming along!
Thank you all so much for your support!
The Toxteth Food Central Community Design Team.
If you would like to help, click on the 'gofundme' button above.
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