Warm Spaces

With a certain amount of irony, the combination of climate change and the rapid increase in fuel costs, it is no surprise that many – if not all – of us are turning down, or even turning off, the heating. Maintaining the most effective and efficient heat in your home is not an easy nut to crack, and often the simplest choice is to restrict when to have it on. If you go to work, this choice is easy but if you either work from home or are one of the 18% of the population in West Northants of retirement age or older, how do you keep warm?

If you are active and have the opportunity, then some form of exercise will help a great deal, as will the odd blanket and hot water bottle. But what if there was a warm place to go to, somewhere where you could meet others, or find a quiet but warm spot to pass the time?

West Northamptonshire Council, working with local partners in the voluntary and community sectors, are creating a directory of Warm Spaces. These are places that are deemed safe and welcoming to people from the authority, some even providing a hot meal or a cup of tea.

A list of Warm Places is given below. For up-to-date information, search for Looking For Warm Spaces on the West Northants website.

Registered Warm Spaces:

Buckby Library and Hub
Daventry Volunteer Centre
Naseby Village Hall
Windsor Lodge Tea Room
Badby Village Hall
Daventry Library
Clipston Village Hall
Brixworth Library
The Crick Old School
Woodford Halse Community Larder

Northamptonshire Central Library
Affinity Day Care CIC
Age UK Northamptonshire
Briar Hill Community Centre
C2C Social Action
Cafe Track (TRACK NN CIC)
Community Court Yard
Doddridge Centre Limited
Friends of Abington Library
Growing Together
Hunsbury Library
Innergate UK(NXT Leaders)
Kingsthorpe Team Ministry - Church of England Churches in Kingsthorpe
Moulton Library and Wellbeing Hub
Northampton Hope Centre
Northampton Partnership Homes
Northampton Town FC Community Trust
Rectory Farm Community Centre
The McCarthy-Dixon Foundation
United African Association
Weston Favell Library
Wootton Community Library
Broadmead Community Church
Duston Library
Northampton Salvation Army Community Hub

South Northamptonshire
Brackley Library
Bugbrooke Parish Council
Deanshanger Library
Deanshanger Parish Council
Middleton Cheney Community Library
Nether Heyford Parish Council
renew169 Wellbeing Cafe
Roade Community Library
The church of St Margaret of Antioch
The Coffee Pot Tavern
The George at Tiffield
Tove Benefice Group
Tove Valley Baptist Fellowship
Towcester Library
Yardley Gobion Village Hall