Recently we popped into the Mickleover Community Centre Tea Rooms for a quick bowl of soup lunch, followed by one of their excellent cakes.
(see: http://www.mickleovercommunitycentre.co.uk/the-old-school-tea-rooms). As well as this excellent community cafe, there are also lots of activities held at this centre.
For an Aladdin's cave of a shop, visit Wilmar Electrical (http://www.wilmar.co.uk/) which is actually a misnomer as this shop sells such a variety of items! We came out with a electrical cable, picture hooks, a beautiful broom, a couple of screws (not a whole packet when only two were needed), and a bucket. From looking at the outside it's difficult to imagine what lies inside this very useful shop!
Last Sunday at Mickleover Methodist Church
(http://www.mickleovermethodist.org.uk/) there were two types of service on offer: traditional service in the Church itself or alternatively 'messy church' in the big hall. The latter consisted of activities for the children, hymns accompanied by the music group, payers, an illustrated talk and discussion group, with the theme being 'world hunger' - the four big 'IF's
To quote: A coalition of 100 UK development charities and faith groups will on Wednesday launch a major campaign to lobby David Cameron, the prime minister, to use Britain's presidency of the G8 to leverage action on ending global hunger. (http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/jan/23/anti-hunger-campaign-if-g8-act).
We wanted a quick lunch so went to the Great Northern in Station Road, where service was prompt and the food was very good.