TEA for two is proving a real pick-me-up at Hebburn Community Centre.
The newly-launched Argyle Tea Rooms at the centre aims to provide not only good, healthy food and drink, but also a base for new activities.
Norma Jewitt is the organiser of the tea rooms, which has received backing from local ward councillors.
She said: “It only opened at the start of September, but numbers are picking up. The idea is to serve vintage and afternoon teas, but also to provide a forum for people in the community.
“For example, we have decorated the walls of the tea rooms with paintings by the Mid-Tyne Art Group.
“Apart from serving food and tea, we are planning yoga and Thai-Chi classes in an adjoining room.
“We serve breakfasts and lunches and arrange teddy bears’ picnics for the children.
“We are a non-profit venture, with all our proceeds going back into the Argyle Tea Rooms.”
Hebburn North ward members Richard Porthouse, Mary Butler and Ian Harkus are all supportive of the tea room venture.
Coun Porthouse, chairman of Hebburn community area forum, said: “All three Hebburn North members think the tea rooms is a great idea.
“This is something by the community and for the community, and we hope it develops and grows.”
The Argyle Tea Rooms – named after Argyle Street, where the community centre stands – is open Monday to Friday, between 10am and 4.30pm.
Call Hebburn CC for more details on 483 2784.