Lighthouse relaunch

PUBLISHED: 17:00 11 May 2012

Weston Mayor opening the new alcohol free Lighthouse Café Bar.

Weston Mayor opening the new alcohol free Lighthouse Café Bar.

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A CAFÉ in Weston was re-launched as an alcohol-free evening coffee bar.

Lighthouse Café in Princess Royal Square was set up by the Lighthouse charity in partnership with Western Counselling treatment centre.

It helps those undergoing treatment or in the latter stages of recovery by allowing them to learn retail skills and food hygiene.

Jo Southard, charity development manager for Lighthouse, said: “Everything we serve is ethically-sourced and fairly-traded, with lots of local produce in a relaxed social setting.

“The café is ideally placed to offer a family-friendly venue where alcohol is not on the menu.”

Western Counselling director Amanda Thomas said : “The Lighthouse Café enables everyone to socialise together without the pressures of alcohol.

“People who don’t want to socialise in an alcohol-fuelled environment now have an alternative venue for the evenings in the heart of the town.”

The café is located on Beach Road near the fountain in Princess Royal Square and will initially be open from 6.30–10.15pm Tuesday-Friday. It is seeking volunteers to enable it to open during the day at weekends and during the summer holidays.


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