Improving access to everyone at our new building

Progress on upgrading our new building and the much-awaited re-opening of Cafe 48.

After a huge effort to get up and running, we were delighted to open the doors to Café 48 at the beginning of November 2020.

Covid aside, we have been very happy with progress and so far and have enjoyed a high level of support for the new venture. Staff and volunteers alike, worked hard to make Cafe48 a success from the very beginning. Feedback from customers has been overwhelmingly encouraging and positive.

When the café closed for Christmas, we already had a plan to use the holidays for the next phase of improvements. Lockdown 2 has just given us a little longer than anticipated to complete the project.

Udny Community Trust exists to support community development in Udny and Pitmedden. To that end we felt that it was extremely important to make our new building as accessible as possible.

It was decided that the first priorities towards making the building more accessible, were to install a wheelchair lift and to provide an accessible toilet on the same level as the café.

The latest lockdown added an extra layer of complication, but with careful project management and fantastic support from several local businesses, we are delighted to report that the project is reaching a successful conclusion.

We would very much like to thank Ed Grant Joinery, Grant Plumbing and Heating, Frasers of Ellon, Fraser Fire and Security and MRG Electrical Services for a good job, well done to get the new facilities completed to such a high standard.

When lockdown2 ends and Café 48 re-opens, we look forward to being able to welcome customers of all abilities through the door.

We also intend to expand our opening hours as soon as possible, so keep an eye on our facebook page for updates.

Once re-opened, we expect to be busy. To save disappointment please call 01651 842346 to book a table or to place your takeaway order.

Volunteers have been key to getting the project this far and volunteers will continue to be key in future plans. If you would like to get involved, please get in touch by email or call us on either 01651 843776 or 07436 811 759.

If you would like to find out more about Udny Communty Trust and the work that we do, please take a look at our website or get in touch directly. We would love to hear from you.

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14 Oldmeldrum Road
Ellon, AB41 7AG
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