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New Simon Community street caf?© venue

May 22nd 2009
The Simon Community have had such a success with their street caf?© at St Giles-in-the-Field, near Denmark Street, that they've begun running it on an additional day. In the few months since it's been running, the Saturday street cafe at St Giles-in-the-Fields has been a great success, replicating the popularity of the original still running on the Strand (at St Mary-le-Strand). So much so, in fact, that, after discussions with the rector of St Giles, the Venerable William Jacob, they are now running it on Sundays as well. The service began on 27th April at St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, 60 St Giles High Street. Philip Burke, of the Simon Community, said he was pleased that the church authorities have given them the go ahead to extend the service. He told The Pavement: "Bill Jacobs [rector] and the parish council have been very supportive. Although we are limited in what we can do for people, we do provide advice as well as food."

May 2008



Protest at Alexandra Court in Hackney

Portrait of an artist

Concern over homeless health services

'No sleeping' signs still on the Strand

Simon Community headcount finds drop in rough sleepers

Back on My Feet

Wakefield thugs sentenced

Will Homeless Link make homelessness history?

Murder in Essex

New Simon Community street caf?© venue

Westminster charges to spend a penny

Repossessions on the up

Squatter's rights to millions

An old kidnapping

Feeling a bit rough? Have you tried NHS Direct?

Mayoral elections - a response

Shelter report - a response

Poetry on the Big Issue

Hospital discharge - another response

Vote? What for?


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