Lifestyle: It’s all about community

In this world of decaying corporate culture, it’s refreshing to see bright lights amidst the storm. One of the brightest in my local town (Wiveliscombe) is the Community Kitchen. A beautiful little enterprise which makes our local community centre a hub of activity on a Sunday providing sumptuous food at quite frankly, too cheap prices ensuring that those on struggling incomes can come along and as Annie Phillips who runs it said, “A flipping decent meal!” at least once a week. In fact, Annie’s ultimate goal is simply to connect those who may have found themselves isolated from the rest of the world due to constantly inflating prices so that even the thought of popping out for a coffee once a week becomes an impossible event.

Here, even if you can’t afford a full three course meal (which usually comes in at under a tenner), Annie suggests that coming along for the naughty bit (dessert) will at least get you out of the house and connecting with the local community – something that’s more important than ever in times of financial hardship – allowing us to remember that support is around us.

I heartily recommend going along. With food sourced locally, mostly organically and made into meals with love, what’s to stop you giving it a try? The service staff work voluntarily save tips so please do be generous! Sometimes there’s even live entertainment.

This week, they’ll be down at the Wiveliscombe Beerfest on Saturday serving up food designed to fuel any long drinking sessions. And how gorgeous does it look?

p.s. there is always a vegetarian option but if you have other dietary requirements, they’ll be catered for so long as you book in advance.  Find them on Facebook by clicking here