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Cost Of Living Help

Warm Rooms

What is a 'warm room'?

Public spaces such as community centres, churches, and libraries are being used as 'warm banks' to provide a safe place for people struggling to heat their homes this winter. Some centres also offer hot food and drinks.



  • Bideford Baptist Church - Mondays ,12 noon - 4:00pm, warm room and hot drinks. Mill Street, access at The Hill garden entrance.

  • Bideford Baptist Church - Tuesdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm, warm room and lunch.

  • Bideford Library - Fridays, 9:30am - 11:00am, warm room and hot drinks.

  • St Mary's Church - Fridays, 11:15am - 1:00pm, warm room and hot food.

  • St Mary's Church - Saturdays, 10:30am - 12:30pm, (second Saturday of the month), warm room and hot drinks.


  • The Anchor Inn -Every day, 11:00am - 5:00pm.

  • The Hart Inn -Tuesdays - 12 noon - 3:00pm.

  • Cafe in the Square - Afternoons until 4:00pm.

  • The Church Rooms - Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:00am - 12 noon.

  • Royal British Legion - Wednesdays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

High Bickington Community Centre

  • Warm room - Monday to Friday, 10.00am - 14.00pm, with hot drinks available, warm room.

  • Community Lunch - Thursdays, 12.30, no need to book.

Visit the centre for a hot meal and meet others in the community. Frozen takeaway also meals are available from the centre, and St Mary's Church, High Bickington, open from 09.00 - 19.30 daily. 

Libraries across Devon are throwing their doors open in welcome this winter, to provide a range of help, support, advice and comfort to people who may be struggling, or beginning to struggle with the rising cost of living. Click here for more information.

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