New community cafe opens in Montrose

Pictured are members of the Angus Alcohol and Drugs Partnership Team with Calum Campbell in the centre.
Pictured are members of the Angus Alcohol and Drugs Partnership Team with Calum Campbell in the centre.

A new community café has been opened in Montrose to help people in the area recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.

The Well Bean Café at Melville South Church Hall, 100 Castle Street, opened on Thursday, June 25.

The café has been developed by Angus Alcohol and Drugs Partnership team, local service providers and people in recovery.

An Angus Council spokesperson said: “It is a community café that will offer people a safe and relaxed, alcohol and drug free venue to meet and socialise.

“Self-help and local service information and resources will be available within the café and workshops and activities will also be run with the aims of improving health and well-being and promoting recovery.

“The café offers affordable drinks and snacks and will be family friendly.

“All income generated will go back into the café and activities that support wellbeing.”

The café will be open every Thursday from 3 to 5pm.

Special guest local musician Calum Campbell provided entertainment at the opening.