Address: Falinge Park, Falinge Road, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL12 6LD
Mobile: 07760 3...
Vintage Worx CDT set up in 2006 in response to the escalating levels of poverty, crime and deprivation in what has become England's poorest community. The spiralling decline of the area's housing estate, coupled with the lack of frontline services within the area, led a small band of local women to come together in search of a local solution. After consulting with local people the group was established, they leased a small building from RMBC in Falinge Park and began delivering direct support to the community. By 2007 the group were delivering an array of projects to wide range of local residents aimed at decreasing unemployment and increasing skill levels and were presented with the "Continuing Community Services award from Rochdale MBC.
2008 saw the group register as a Social Enterprise limited by guarantee and become an emerging development trust under the guidance of the Development Trust Association
With demand exceeding the capacity of their premises, the group secured a 5 year lease on larger albeit dilapidated premises in 2009
With only a £57,000 budget over 50 local residents came together to help renovate the building with local businesses donating equipment, labour and expertise. The renovation became one of the biggest community projects in the area attracting a visit from Government minister Jim Knight.
The renovation was completed in 11 months through one of the worst winters on record and in June 2010 local councillors opened the doors to the new Falinge Community Hub
Come and enjoy delicious food and a friendly atmosphere in our beautifully refurbished cafe. Based in the heart of a beautiful heritage park, this urban retreat provides the perfect setting for trying our delicious menu of freshly made waffles , home-made cakes and biscuits, hearty soups, jacket potatoes and tasty snacks.
Our enviable range of speciality teas and coffees adds the finishing touch to every meal The Chronicles Café prides itself on using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.
Vintage Worx prides itself on creating sustainable avenues for the ongoing continuation of the company and the benefit of the local community so that we can provide a continuos level of support in the face of austerity and ever changing funding requirements.
One of these avenues is the Vintage Worxshop, where we create products to sell to raise funds for community benefit.
All of the garden accessories that are created and advertised for sale are handmade and created using reclaimed and recycled timber.
Call or visit our website for more information.