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A new café and deli has opened at Chorley's town centre extra care facility.

The Bees Cafe & Deli at Primrose Gardens

5 January 2023

The Bees Kitchen and Deli at Primrose Gardens is now open and is the latest exciting addition to the council-owned residential village.

Primrose Gardens residents are already enjoying having somewhere to eat, drink, purchase local produce and socialise right on their doorstep, as are the local community.

Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council, said: "Primrose Gardens is an outstanding asset for our community, and the addition of the café is brilliant news for both residents and the community.

"The extra care facility allows residents to live as independently as they like, with help onsite should they need it. The café and deli is the perfect place for residents to socialise, get some great food and drink, without having to go too far."

The café, which opened in October, has held a couple of launch events, with the Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP, Leader of Chorley Council, Councillor Alistair Bradley, and the Mayor of Chorley, Councillor Julia Berry, amongst those attending to show their support, along with Primrose Gardens residents, customers and suppliers.

Visitors to the café are already enjoying a range of tasty treats, breakfasts and lunches, plus a range of hot drinks and tasty deserts. Also on offer are a range of freshly prepared takeaway 'easy teas' and local produce in the deli section.

The Bees Kitchen Café & Deli is operated by Mr and Mrs Bee, Mike and Sarah, who previously operated out of Chorley's covered market, but an opportunity arose to a move to larger premises at Primrose Gardens. Mike said: "It's fantastic to be able to operate in such a modern facility'

Though open to the general public and to users of the on-site dance hall and hired facilities, the café is a particular boost for those who reside at Primrose Gardens - which was opened by Chorley Council in October 2019 to provide independent-living accommodation for over 55s.

Councillor Bradley continued: "We're pleased to see The Bees Kitchen expanding and choosing to stay in the town centre whilst relocating, after operating from Chorley Markets, which has proved to be a great platform for a number of growing businesses.

"The new café looks amazing, visitors are given a warm welcome, so we wish The Bees Kitchen and Deli every success at Primrose Gardens and hope the people of Chorley enjoy it."

Primrose Gardens boasts 65 self-contained one- or two-bedroom modern apartments occupied on a rental basis only. Residents enjoy the freedom of their own home while also having access to care and support services, and round-the-clock emergency assistance.

Other communal facilities include lounges, laundry facilities, a pamper bathroom, hair salon, large landscape gardens and an overnight guest room that can be booked by visitors.

The facility is currently fully occupied, but applications to join the waiting list are being accepted online at If you need to speak to a member of the team, call 01257 515151. For more information visit the Primrose Gardens Website

Following the success of Primrose Gardens, a second council-owned extra care facility at Tatton Gardens is due to open in early 2023.


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