Happy New Year from everyone at Winthrop

by | 6 January 2023 | Community facility, Rotherham

Thanks to everyone who has supported Winthrop over this festive season, the most ‘normal’ festive season they’ve been able to enjoy for quite a while thanks to Covid!

They’ve been delighted to welcome guests at their Festive Teas and at their Pop-Up Cafes and Craft Markets – it’s a great opportunity for customers, friends and supporters to meet up but it’s also lovely for Winthrop’s volunteers to see you too! Their, now annual, Christmas coach trip was to Halifax and the delights of the amazing Piece Hall – another great success!

They’ve also been delighted to see great friends down at Winthrop – Rotherham Sight and Sound for their Christmas Walk and Shared Lives for a Crafty Christmas Get Together! The Christmas Party for Winthrop’s fabulous Memory Café guests was a great success – held at the Community Centre rather than Winthrop – but Mother Christmas managed to find them.

Keep an eye on our noticeboard at Winthrop or sign up to their e-news via their website (www.winthropgardens.org.uk) – to keep up with our plans for 2023! They’re already planning a special Afternoon Tea on International Women’s Day – Wednesday 8th March – so pop the date in your diary if you’re interested!

As most readers will know, Winthrop has a ‘Festive closure’ to enable most of our volunteers to catch their breath – although some members of our gardening team will still be working as our gardens don’t do breaks! Winthrop will close on Thursday 15th December and re-open on Tuesday 31st January 2023.

Happy New Year and health and happiness for 2023.

Winthrop pegs its prices

Winthrop will re-opening after the Festive Break on Tuesday 31st January and they’re delighted to let you know that their Café prices will remain unchanged as we go into 2023.

Winthrop is owned by Wickersley Parish Council and run by a team of 80+ volunteers. Key to Winthrop’s success is the Warm Winthrop Welcome extended to all customers, friends and supporters. The Winthrop ethos is all about being open and inclusive – particularly to those who may need a little bit of extra support.

Councillor Sue Ellis, Chair of the Winthrop Committee, said: “We review our prices annually and this year, because we recognise the tough and very tough times many people are facing, we have decided not to increase our Café prices. We will absorb the not insignificant price increases in our food and fuel costs as we don’t want anyone to feel they are priced out of coming down to Winthrop. Sometimes people tell us our prices are too low and that’s when we explain how important financial accessibility is and point them in the direction of our Donations Box!”

So why not pop down when they re-open on Tuesday 31st January – you can still enjoy a pot of tea and a piece of cake for just £3.00 – or maybe a bowl of warming home-made soup and a freshly baked roll – also £3.00!