Can you #HelpHive to create a Town Centre community hub?

A new campaign is underway to help renovate a Town Centre premises into a multi-purpose community cafe.

HIVE Huddersfield CIC are refurbishing an empty Town Centre location into a thriving safe space for everyone. Alongside the cafe, HIVE will also support residents in other ways, such as through the provision of hubs and training.

HIVE will focus on delivering training and development for adults with learning disabilities as well as those who may have long-term health conditions and have been excluded from the job market.  Focusing on vital life skills and employability training.

HIVE Youth will benefit young people 13+ by providing much-needed support for young LGBTQ+ people who feel they need a safe-space to be in and offer activities and wellbeing support.

HIVE has been co-founded by local residents Peggy McNulty, Sam Watt and Gabby Hurt, who all have a wealth of knowledge and experience and are passionate about creating a ‘safe-space for all’. After securing a perfect Town Centre location and with no funding to help renovate the building, HIVE is now appealing to the community to help transform and refurbish the empty space.

Image of the current building which is set to be transformed into a cafe and community hub

HIVE are currently looking for the following tradespeople to help: Joiners, plumbers, plasterers, electricians, upholsterers and sign writers.

If you can donate your knowledge, time or materials to this worthwhile project, you can contact HIVE on 01484 817199 or you can call in to 46 John William Street, Huddersfield.

Speaking to Huddersfield Times, the team at HIVE told us:

“We are really excited to be able to secure our prominent Town Centre location. We feel it is so important, now more than ever, to create our cafe, safe-space and community hub. We have had some fantastic support for what we are trying to create and are grateful to the public, businesses and tradespeople. We now have 4 weeks to achieve our dream and be ready to support our community in Huddersfield and Kirklees”.

Left to Right – Gabbie Hurt (Co-Founder, Project Lead and Director) and Peggy McNulty (Co-Founder and Training Manager)

To find out more information about HIVE or to pledge your support – please visit their Facebook page, email them at or call 01484 817199. #helphive

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