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New mother and baby group sets up in The The Golden Ball pub
HAPPY hour will be replaced by nappy hour at one York pub next month when a new group for mums and babies is launched.
New parents in Bishophill have teamed up to set up the weekly group at The Golden Ball, on the corner of Cromwell Road and Victor Street.
Organiser and local resident Rachel Cole, mum of five-month-old Darcey, said: “We wanted to start something in the community for local people. I do not think there is very much in our area and this is a way for people to get out and about and chat with others.”
She said she had opened the idea up to other parents, grandparents and parents-to-be, and said there had been a good response.
“We have already got about ten people involved and a lot of people like the idea that in the summer, we can decamp across the road to the community garden and put blankets down,” she said.
The mums and babies group will meet on Thursday mornings before the pub opens to regular customers and is the latest new venture at The Golden Ball, which last autumn became the first pub in York to be owned by the local community. It has already formed its own choir and a craft group, displays local artists’ work and sells fresh bread every Saturday, and there are plans to launch a bar billiards team. Rachel said she came up with the idea for the group last autumn, when ideas for the pub were being mooted.
Anyone interested in joining the group should phone the pub on 01904 652211 or search for the “York MUMbler” group on facebook.