Since 2013 we have been creating a vibrant local community in the Wilbury area. With monthly community cafes, special events and local initiatives, our area is buzzing with a new community spirit.

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Who are we?

We are a group of Wilbury residents who want to bring local people together to have fun, share information and build connections locally.

Our Trustees are: Sue Lines (Chair), Lynda Gatward (Treasurer), Vic O'Leary (Governance) and Tony Venezia (Secretary). You can read our constitution here.

Find us on Facebook here.

What do we do?

We hold a monthly free cafe in St Thomas’ church hall, Bedford Road, opposite Tesco Express with different things each month including: 

  • Free cuppas and scrummy cakes (every time!)

  • Free fun activities for everyone, including arts and crafts, knitting and special workshops like music, dance and poetry.

  • A free bike surgery on alternate months, free book stall, “pennies and pounds” stall and school uniform exchange.

  • Chats with local councillors and useful info from local charities and organisations.

We also run other projects in the Wilbury area - check out "What we do" to read more.

How can I get involved? 

You could volunteer to make cakes, donate goods to our fund-raiser stall ('Pennies and Pounds'), or help with activities - and tell your Wilbury friends to come along!  Young people can join our Wilbury Youth Council.  You can also book a free stall for our Summer or Winter Fair.  Or just tell us what you would like to happen locally!  Contact us at wilbury.cafe@gmail.com.

What we've achieved (so far!)

  • Carried out a survey with great prizes to discover local people's priorities
  • Built a sensory garden for a young girl living with autism
  • Worked with local graphic designer and Fearnhill students to create a logo and website
  • Tesco agreed to having a WCF noticeboard placed on the outside wall of Tesco Express
  • Held Summer and Winter Fairs: regular events with opportunities for residents to promote crafts, small businesses and charities
  • Launched Wilbury Youth Council
  • Nominated young people for local awards with amazing results

You can see our history by looking at the content of our first website (created by Immy Blackburn-Horgan), here

Wilbury Community Forum has made a real difference to our neighbourhood. They inspire everyone to get involved, and help people get to know each other.
— Sarah R, local resident
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