BITMO’s GATE Closed for Refit

4 January 2024

The BITMO’s GATE community centre will be closed for three weeks from Monday 8 January. This is so the kitchen can be extended and refitted. Our fantastic food volunteers have been producing meals from a crowded domestic kitchen – often for 50 or more people. We will have a restaurant quality kitchen, which will allow us to extend and improve the food offer. We will provide updates on the website, on social media and in the community noticeboards before then.

You can still reach BITMO’s Community Development Team while the GATE is closed on 07891 270094 (call, text or WhatsApp) or email

BITMO Board Members, volunteers and staff launch our Welcome Space

Please see the section below about other local community centres that will be open while the GATE is closed.

Cranmore & Raylands Community Centre is on Cranmore Drive LS10 4AW. It’s next to Clapgate School and is a short walk from the Brooms, Nesfields and Lanshaws.  It is open as a Welcome Space Monday to Friday 9am-3pm. There’s free Wi-Fi and device charging as well as a hot drink, toast and a chat. Contact 07487 664352.

Belle Isle Senior Action have their Welcome Space for over-60s every Monday and Friday morning from 10am-12pm at the 59 Centre on Belle Isle Circus. There’s free tea, coffee and bacon butties.

Manorfield Hall – this is at the top end of Newhall Road, by the corner of the Manor Farms not far from Town Street. Every Friday there’s a foodbank where for £2 you can get a good supply of food. We are passing our food donations on to them as well, so please use this good supply while there are no breakfasts at the GATE on Friday 12, 19 and 26 January.

The Welcome Centre under St John & St Barnabas Church, just off Belle Isle Road is open as a welcome space from 9am-1pm Monday to Friday with free tea, coffee and biscuits.

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