Organisation Address

The Bank, Chopwell
19 Derwent St
NE17 7HU
United Kingdom

A community fridge, pay as you feel cafe, Venue & skills centre in rural Gateshead. Fighting food waste & offering people food, skills, friendship & great coffee.

The Bank is now fully open:

  • The Café and Community Market are open from 10.00-4.00 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with Pay as You Can food, drinks and meals to eat in or take away and a selection of household items available.
  • A range of activities have been piloted with more on the way!
  • Local tenants occupying the 5 rooms upstairs, from where they are running a variety of small businesses.
  • The co-working space is available for ‘hot-desking’ at £14 a day. Please contact for more information.

Look out for regular news and updates, on our website, Facebook page, in the newsletter and in the window of The Bank itself!

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