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Meadowvale Nursery opens new tea rooms

 

Published 23 June 2014

 

Meadowvale Nursery and Garden Centre expanded on 17 June with the addition of the new Brambles Tea Rooms.

 

Brambles tea roomsThe expansion was supported by the Pride in our Farming Families grant scheme developed by the Vale Council’s Creative Rural Communities department, which aims to help farming families develop their businesses to help supplement the farms activity.

 

Nia Hollins, Senior Rural Regeneration Officer at Creative Rural Communities, gave a rousing and congratulatory speech, following which Cllr Lis Burnett, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Innovation, Planning, and Transport, formally opened the tea rooms.

 

Nia Hollins said: “I’m delighted to be invited by Carl and Ann to come and be a part of this event to mark the grand opening of Brambles Tea Rooms. I’d like to say huge congratulations to them both and I wish them every success in the future.

 

In total over £578k has been invested into projects of this nature, which will not only benefit these families directly, but there is also much wider benefit to the Vale as a region.”

 

Owners Carl and Ann Terry successfully applied for funding to support the development of the café last year, after a rigorous selection process.

 

Not only did they have to apply for and secure planning permission, they were also required to develop a full Business Plan, develop a financial forecast, and submit an application form which was then scored by a panel.

 

After a lot of hard work their application was successful, and their long-term ambition of hosting an on-site café finally became a reality.

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