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FREE Warm spaces over Winter

The rise in the cost of living and increased energy bills means that many households will struggle with their heating bills this winter. People will be faced with tough decisions about when they can afford to heat their home.

To help residents, Bedford Borough Council is working with local partners to develop a Warm Spaces network. Warm Spaces will offer free, non-judgemental spaces where people can go to stay warm and maybe enjoy some company and a hot drink, or simply spend time reading a magazine or book.

The Warm Spaces network will continue to grow as more organisations share their details. 

If you have opened a warm space and would like it included on the Bedford Borough Warm Spaces Network please contact public.health@bedford.gov.uk.

As part of the Warm Spaces offer, our libraries are also providing inclusive and welcoming community spaces with free Wi-Fi and a range of activities.

Warm Spaces - our libraries

Our libraries are open to offer a warm space - see the library opening times here.

Warm Spaces - other venues

Venue name, address and contact detailsOpening days and timesWhat is availableOther information

All Nations Church, 79 Brickhill Drive Bedford MK41 7QF

01234 273773 / office@allnationsbedford.org

Mondays 9.30am to 4.00pm

Hot drinks station, soup, books, games and puzzles, television, Wi-Fi, sockets for charging mobile devices

Accessible entrance, accessible toilets

Bedford Beacon, Bedford Wellbeing Centre, 3A Woburn Road, Bedford MK40 1EG

elft.recoverycollege@nhs.net

Every Thursday 5.30pm to 9pm

Group activities, one to one support, opportunities to make friends, hot drinks and snacks, chill-out space

 
Bedford Central Masjid and Islamic Cultural Centre, 34 Brereton Rd, Bedford MK40 1HU Monday to Friday 1pm to 5pm Hot drinks every day, snacks on Friday  

Church of the Transfiguration,132 Bedford Rd, Kempston, Bedford MK42 8BQ

 01234 635721

Monday: 11am to 5pm

Tuesday: 9.30am to 5pm

Thursday: 9.30am to 5pm

Sunday: 9am to 5pm

Hot drinks and biscuits available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – out of café hours as well.

Tuesday and Thursday: Free lunch 12pm to 2pm

Sunday: Church services may be on

Free Christmas lunch on 25 December from 12pm.

Email Andrea@transfigchurch.org or call 07881 046255 to register.

Priory Methodist Church, 63 Newnham Ave, Bedford MK41 9QJ

01234 353523 / leslie.noon@northbedsmethodist.org.uk 

From 27 November for 4 weeks initially:

Sunday 12pm to 4pm

Hot drinks, cake/biscuits, Wi-Fi, sockets for charging mobile devices

Accessible entrance, accessible toilets

St Andrews Church, Kimbolton Road, MK40 2PF

01234 216881 / info@standrewsbedford.org

From 31 October: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Hot drinks, money advice, Wi-Fi, sockets for charging mobile devices

Accessible entrance, accessible toilets

St Mark's Church Community Centre, Calder Rise, Brickhill, Bedford MK41 7UY

01234 342613 / office@stmarkschurch.com / www.stmarkschurch.com                                  

Every day 9am to 5pm

Refreshments, magazines, period products, Wi-Fi, sockets for charging mobile devices

Accessible entrance, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, car parking, dog friendly

St Marys Church, Church Lane, Goldington, MK41 0AP (for sat nav use MK41 0HN)

01234 351920 / office@stmarygoldington.org.uk

Every Monday 1pm to 3pm

Tea/coffee/refreshments, chat, jigsaws/tombola/games, snack (if required), Wi-Fi, sockets for charging mobile devices

Accessible entrance, accessible toilets

Woodside Church Dover Cres, Bedford MK41 8QH

01234 272022 / getintouch@woodsidechurch.com

Tuesday and Wednesday 1pm to 4:30pm

Hot drinks, Wi-Fi and sockets for charging mobile devices

Accessible entrance, accessible toilets

If you have opened a warm space and would like it included on the Bedford Borough Warm Spaces Network please contact public.health@bedford.gov.uk

Other Details

Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old