Warm spaces in Otley

More than half a dozen welcoming spaces in Otley will open during November as part of the Otley ‘Warm Spaces’ scheme, which aims to provide warm welcoming places to spend time in every week, usually with free tea, coffee and biscuits, during the winter months when people will be struggling with fuel bills. So far involved in Warm Spaces are Beech Hill Church, Chippendale Centre, Otley Labour Party, Otley Library, Otley Methodist Church, Otley Town Council at The Core, and The Bridge Church. The scheme is supported by Otley 2030.

The first Warm Spaces will be opening next week. From Tuesday 1 November, Otley Labour Rooms will be offering a warm welcoming space where people can spend time every Tuesday morning. From 4 November, Otley Methodist Church will offer a warm welcome every Friday morning and Chippendale Centre (Otley Action for Older People) will be opening their doors every Friday afternoon. Otley Library will also be part of the scheme every weekday, starting on 1 November.

“Warm Spaces across Otley will be open to everyone, so please pop in and see what

they offer,” says John Eveleigh, chair of the Warm Spaces initiative. “We hope other organisations will join the scheme to offer more spaces as winter approaches.”

For more information about Warm Spaces drop in to Otley Town Council, visit or phone the Council on 01943 466335 between 10 and 3 Tuesday to Friday.