Public statement, 9 October 2017

Both CATCH and TLC are really proud of what has been created at the ARK and know how much the community cafe space is valued by adults and young people.

TLC has grown rapidly over the last year, and expanded into a 5 day a week operation run by passionate and able volunteers. TLC is now ready to move on to the next chapter in its development.

TLC will be taking a break from running a café until Spring 2018. The TLC project, of building connections between people who otherwise wouldn’t meet, is going to continue with the winter season being a time for planning an exciting new chapter.

TLC and CATCH will be hosting a celebration event on Wednesday 18th October which will be its last day at ARK.

CATCH will continue to build on the positive work which TLC started and ensure the ethos of being community led, inclusive and a welcoming space for all remains.

TLC would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank all the people who have filled the last year with so many magical moments and wonderful memories.