Coffee Etc. was opened on 13th June 2011 after a
local business man very kindly donated a refurbishment of the Pear Tree
Cafe. The cafe was totally revamped with a new management team, and new
equipment, there is now a state-of-the-art bean to cup coffee machine
and orange squeezer, for the best fresh coffee and orange juice
Coffee Etc. is ran by 3rd-Way which is a Community Interest Company
(CIC) this means that the directors do not profit from the business. All
of the profits from Coffee Etc. goes to Parbold Youth Group and other
The building that Coffee Etc. is in is also home to Parbold Youth Group
who do not have to pay for the use of the space where they meet. Parbold
Youth Group meet at Coffee Etc. most Fridays and also go on trips out
with money from grants and the profits from Coffee Etc.
How It Works
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- A Youth Worker
with 25 years experience, who also works as a Director with a large
- A highly
competent cafe manager with years of experience in the catering
- A Landlord and
the owner of the site for "Our Project" who has a desire to "put
something back" into the local community.
- A Trainee
Engineer who is now one of our youth leaders at the age of 20, looks
after the sound equipment, general maintenance of the building and
is an integral part of the facilities management committee.
- A youth leader
and young person who has seen the vision through right from the
start and at the age of 20 also takes an active part in the running
of the facilities and the decision making processes.
- The leader of
the Parbold Pink Panthers running team - responsible for
co-ordinating all events in the facilities.
- A gifted artist
and young mother who is responsible for all of the arts, crafts and
creative exhibitions and displays - showcasing local talent - young
- Our most
generous benefactor - the CEO of a large local company, a man who
lives in Parbold village, wishes to remain anonymous, but has
donated the refurbishments and chairs the management committee of
which all of the above are members.