Unfortunately I am disappointed to report that the petition has not been successful and the Church (or more appropriately, the Parochial Church Council) will not reverse their decision to terminate The Cosy Coffee Corner's licence. Melina has extremely reluctantly now accepted this decision and the coffee shop will close for good in two weeks time. This is obviously not the result that we wanted.
After contacting Melina, she says the best we can do to help her is to purchase the remaining branded stock in the shop and to contribute towards the costs of the closure and the enormous loss of her investment – she should be selling the business for what it is worth after so many years building a strong client base and delivering outstanding service to our community, not just closing it and walking away with nothing.
A gofundme site has been set up. If you can spare anything please do donate what you can: