Closing Early

Please be aware that we will be closing at 12:30pm on Tuesday 21st December. This includes all room hire services, as well as our Community Fridge and Larder. Thank you.

EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2021

We won an award! πŸ†πŸŽ‰
We are thrilled to announce that we are the proud winners of the EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2021 Team / Community Group of the Year! Thank you to those who nominated us, we are truly humbled and appreciate your support.

Christmas Parcel Appeal 2021

Can you donate to our Christmas Parcel appeal to help local people who will be alone this year? πŸŽπŸŽ„ If so, please donate any items you can that are listed below to us at Merchants’ Place. Thank you…

– Socks, gloves, scarves, hats, slippers
– Diabetic treats (jam, chocolate etc.)
– Savoury items (nuts, crackers etc.)
– Small, single festive items
– Tins of salmon and other meats
– Books, puzzles or single-player games
– Dried fruits, marzipan sweets, chocolates
– Christmas treats and smellies (aftershave, soaps etc.)
– Christmas wrapping paper
– Sellotape and gift tags
– Specialty tea / coffee
– Luxury biscuits
– Christmas crackers
– Chutney, pickles and jams
– Local gift vouchers
– Practical toiletries
Please be aware that we are low on storage this year – we can only accept items that are stated above in which are in very good condition. Thank you for your understanding.

We are also accepting nominations for the parcels… if you know of anybody who will be alone on Christmas, you can nominate them today by getting in touch. We will then send you our referral form.
The deadline for nominations and donations is Friday 17th December 2021. Thank you.

Festive Quiz Night

Due to high demand (and the fact that we loved seeing you all at our recent Halloween Quiz!), we will be holding a Festive Quiz on the 3rd December at 7pm. Gather your team of 4 and test your knowledge on all things Christmas and other wintery themes β›„οΈβ„οΈπŸŽπŸŽ„
Vegetable stew and fresh bread provided by the Rock Shop Bistro in town included. Bring your own alcohol – glasses will be provided, other refreshments will also be available.
Dress up (if you’d like) and enjoy a night of laughs, hot food and entertainment!Β πŸŽ…πŸ€Ά
Β£10 per person to raise money for our community projects (deposit required when booking). Booking is required, so contact us soon to secure your table: 01263 519454 | info@merchantsplace.co.uk

Halloween Quiz

Our Merchants’ Place Quiz is back‼️
Gather your team of 4 and book onto our upcoming Halloween themed quizΒ πŸ’€πŸ‘»πŸ§™
Vegetarian chilli and french stick provided by the Rock Shop Bistro. Bring your own alcohol – glasses will be provided. Tea, coffee and other non-alcoholic drinks will also be available.
Dress up (if you’d like) and enjoy a night of laughs!Β πŸ§Ÿβ€β™€οΈπŸ§›β€β™‚οΈ
Β£10 per person to raise money for our community projects (deposit required when booking). Booking is required, so contact us soon to secure your table: 01263 519454 | info@merchantsplace.co.uk

We are hiring

Vacancies at Merchants’ Place:

EARLY MORNING CENTRE ASSISTANT:
A part-time role to maintain the premises in excellent condition, internally and externally. To open the Centre each morning and help prepare for the day’s clients.
7:30am – 9am, Monday – Friday with scope to expand hours.
Β£17,508 pro rata – 12 month contract.

COMMUNITY FRIDGE CO-ORDINATOR:
A part-time role for a motivated, practical individual to help with the day to day duties of the Fridge/Larder. You will be a community focused person with a good sense of humour and the desire to help others.
Flexibility is key – 10 hours per week, Monday – Friday afternoons from 3pm.
Β£17,508 pro rata – 8 month contract.

If you are a motivated, friendly and trustworthy individual, contact us directly for an application form: info@merchantsplace.co.uk or pop into reception.

Virtual friendship-based support for new Mums

Friendship based virtual group, run by a professional for new Mums with a baby 12 months or under.

Friday 17th Sept, 10:30am.

Join us on Zoom to create connections with other new Mums, as well as have the opportunity to have a 1-1 session with our perinatal professional.

Contact us to book your place: 01263 519454 | info@merchantsplace.co.uk

Room Hire Availability

We have a range of rooms to hire,Β  perfect for courses, business meetings, support groups and more. From a fully equipped computer suite, to one-to-one interview rooms, we aim to be flexible and are available to hire during evenings, weekends and during usual office hours.

Young People’s Wellbeing Support

New, free sessions available at Merchants’ Place – sessions delivered by The Matthew Project. A drop-in for young people to get information, support and guidance with all things mental health.
It’s been a difficult year, if you need support and advice regarding your mental health and wellbeing, drop-in to see the team.

For more information, call Gina on 07770 605774 or email earlyintervention@matthewproject.org