The pop-up café is a project run by JNT and local volunteers from the community in and around Tonbridge. We hire the café from the URC and transform it into a youth friendly space for a Friday night. It is our pastoral response and follow up to the needs of young people that we meet on the streets and other projects we are involved in. This is a safe and secure environment where young people can come for a free Hot Chocolate, Hotdog or similar and have time to talk to friends or someone from the team, or just chill. It operates on the High Street opposite McDonalds where a lot of young people congregate and it seems to be very popular. We get to engage and talk with anything up to 40 young people on a café night which shows that this is a much needed provision. Tonbridge police have said that this project is an invaluable asset in helping prevent crime by giving young people a positive focus.


Chief Inspector Gill Ellis who is the District Commander for Tonbridge and Malling presenting a cheque of £250 to Nick towards the work of the Joshua Network Trust.