Following a good turnout and a positive response to the film ‘Tomorrow’ which was shown at the Floral Hall on 13th September thanks to the fantastic volunteers of the Floral Hall Film Club, Home Grown Hornsea has been encouraged and inspired to take yet more pioneering steps.
The Mayor, Anne Padgett and Councillor Andrew Eastwood kindly performed the official opening ceremony of the charity’s new shop, ‘Kelpies’ (on Bank Street) the following day as well as drawing the raffle to find the winner (Trisha Jarvis from Hull) of a fantastic wholefood hamper donated by the shop’s main supplier Suma, a co-operative based in Leeds. Councillors, volunteers and customers were then able to sample some of the Gluten Free, Organic, vegetarian and vegan foods that the shop has to offer.
That evening, as a follow up to the film, the charity held the first of its monthly discussion/social evenings entitled ‘The Future of our Town’. One of the most popular ideas to have emerged from the film appears to have been the creation of a local currency which some towns across the country and around the world are already operating successfully. Moves are afoot to visit one of these towns and investigate the possibility of having our own currency here. The next discussion/ social evening is, therefore, entitled ‘The Hornsea Squid – a local currency’ and everyone is welcome to come along at 7.30pm on Tuesday 17th October.
It is hoped that the shop will become a hub and a magnet for community initiatives and all things holistic, which is why it has been fitted with a beautiful therapy room for alternative practitioners to offer their services. If you have healing skills and would like to use the room please call in at the shop. You can benefit from free publicity and the room only costs £5 per session. At the moment for those in need of healing or pampering the treatments available are: Hypnotherapy, Bowen, Shiatsu, Aromatherapy, Reiki and Ear Candling. Please call in at the shop to find out more.
Other additional features at the shop are ‘Local Food Fridays’ when local gardeners and growers are encouraged to bring along their surplus to swap with others, and Meditation evenings every /Thursday at 7pm expertly lead by David Parker free of charge. If you have an activity you would like to run there please call in to discuss it.
So far the shop has received a very positive response but more support is needed to ensure its long term viability, so please pop in and give your body a treat! If all goes to plan it will soon be possible to enjoy some organic Fair Trade teas and healthy snacks at the shop Watch this space…
Home Grown Hornsea Mission Statement
By thinking globally and acting locally we aim to build upon the already special community spirit in our town to initiate projects which promote local, healthy food, holistic health care, community owned renewable energy, sustainable transport, progressive education, a thriving local economy, people power and an environment in which both nature and people will thrive.