Prevent Closure of Cafe Bradford on Avon Sainsburys' Cafe

Prevent Closure of Cafe Bradford on Avon Sainsburys' Cafe

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Hi,

Recently confirmed that the cafe in Bradford on Avon will not be reopening. The branch of Sainsburys is a small supermarket and as such has more of a community feel than some of the larger stores. The cafe has, over the years, become an important meeting point for the community. 

My Mum (97) before Covid used the cafe every day. She would come in for a coffee and a bite to eat, but probably the most important point was that she was able to see, chat and interact with other elders in the community. It also provided a bit of a rest after/before doing a shop. I have seen many Mum's with children using the cafe as well. At one point, a knitting group would meet fot a drink and a chat whilst knitting or helping new knitters learn.

To a large corporation, this might seem like nothing, but the worth to the community was priceless. I cannot praise the staff, both in the cafe and the shop in their caring help for those that need a bit of help. Their kindness has meant a lot to those using the cafe in particular. 

My Mum, needs to have human interaction, as do many in the community, that live on their own. This little cafe and the staff there provide them with this, as well as a pitstop when doing their shopping. She will find this very difficult to continue doing if the cafe goes.

I am going to add this petition to our local Spotted in both Bradford on Avon Facebook pages and respectfully ask that the company reconsiders their decision to close the cafe.

Sometimes, as I am sure you are aware, community and kindness counts for more than the bottom line. I appreciate that these are difficult times and retail is having a tough time. However, little things like this mean so much.

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