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Cadog's Corner Community Junk Food Project

by Cadog's Corner in Barry, Wales, United Kingdom

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Extend our pilot, getting "junk food" to our community at pay what you feel prices beyond the school day, run by the community for Cadoxton.

by Cadog's Corner in Barry, Wales, United Kingdom

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We have even bigger dreams of achieving great things at Cadog's Corner. Help make our dream become a reality by supporting us....

Outlined below are dream facilities that would further enhance the offering to the community. 

-Outdoor patio area with all weather gazebo 

-Herb area 

-Growing/planting beds 

-Nature area 

-Outdoor cooking facilities 

-Tables and chairs 

Who are we? 

Cadog's Corner is a registered charity aimed at community developments for a  village in Barry known as Cadoxton. Learning and growing together in our community forever.  This innovative community project is run by Megan Merrett, one of the Governors of Cadoxton Primary School on a voluntary basis. 

Meet the Team....  

Megan Merrett, Chair 

Natasha Cockram, Vice Chair

Sandra Wilson, Tresurer 

Marzena Pawlik, Secretary 

What is our dream? 

Dream until your dreams come true....

Our dream is to repurpose a shipping container into a community cafe providing facilities where food donated by local supermarkets, food outlets and Fair Share are offered to the community on a 'pay as you feel' basis. It is also intended to provide a small cafe drop-in facility and meeting place where families and the community can come together to share a coffee and a cake and have a chat!  

Where is this going to happen? 

The shipping container will be located adjacent to  Victoria Park Community Centre and easily accessible by visitors to the centre and Cadoxton Primary School. 

When would we like this to happen? 

We would love for this to happen as soon as possible. 

Why are we doing it and what difference will it make? 

This project is part of an inclusive strategy to make a difference, engaging with the community to improve their wellbeing. They will have the opportunity to learn new skills supporting them in their daily lives and job prospects. We also aim to reach out to wider groups including the elderly, homeless people and those with disabilities. 

Community cohesion and inclusion is at the heart of our strategy. The children of Cadoxton Primary School are central to this project and as part of their learning and understanding of their roles within the community they will be preparing and making food to offer to the community. 

Cadog's Corner will help people to come together reducing loneliness and isolation within the community. Offering the chance to form new friendships.

How do we plan to achieve our dream?  

Drawings have been submitted to the Vale of Glamorgan council and planning permission has been granted by the authority to proceed with the construction in accordance with approved building regulations.

We have already obtained sponsorship and support from Willmott Dixon, a contracting, residential development and property support business. They have provided financial support, labour and materials to construct the foundations for the siting os the shipping container. 

Other trades people have also offered their expertise to minimise the costs associated with this project. 

We are now at the stage where we need further support to enable dreams to come true....

Included below is a full schedule of works and associated costs with the conversion of the shipping container. You could help us by supporting part of this!

1)Plans and drawings - Completed and funded by Cadoxton Primary School

2)Planning permission and building regulations - Completed and funded by Cadoxton Primary School

3)Foundations and groundworks - Completed and funded by Willmott Dixon

4)Electrics - Completed and funded by Elwyn

5)Connection of water supply - Work outstanding to be completed  

6) Shipping container 8x20ft - £2500 

7) Cost of materials - £6000

8) Cost of labour - £3750 

Total cost of converting shipping container - £12,250

Approximate cost of materials includes -

-Timber for stud work - £300

-Timber for boarding walls and ceiling - £400

-Insulation - £350

-Vapour membrane - £50

-Doors and windows - £1500

-Security shutter - £1000

-Extractor fan - £200

-Water heater - £150

-Sinks, taps  and plumping fixtures- £200

-Worktop, breakfast bar and counter - £400

-Fridges - £450 

-Wall cupboards - £500

-Wheelchair access ramp - £100

-Screws and brackets - £100

-Fireproof finish for internal woodwork - £100

-Security lights and CCTV system - £200


Let's make 'Cadog's Corner Community Junk Food Project' happen

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