Residents of Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing (STAR Housing) in Bridgnorth are in for a treat as the organisation brings their popular cooking workshops in collaboration with OsNosh to the south of the county. The free cooking workshops are based around slow cookers and energy saving. This partnership aims to teach residents how to cook cost-effective, yet tasty meals and eat well for less.

The 3-hour event, taking place on Friday, 17th November from 10am-1pm at Bridgnorth Youth Centre, WV16 4HS, is free to attend and all ingredients and equipment will be provided. Every household taking part in the course will also receive a free slow cooker upon completion.

The cooking workshops will focus on the use of slow cookers as a way of producing healthy and delicious meals from low-cost ingredients in an energy-efficient manner. This initiative comes after similar successful sessions in the North of Shropshire. The program is primarily targeted towards STAR Housing customers; however, non-residents may be eligible for participation on a referral basis.

Tony Deakin, Chair of the STAR Housing Board said the organisation was delighted to be bringing the cookery workshops to the south of the county.

“The workshops are one of our responses to the cost of living crisis, which we know is having a detrimental impact within our communities. We hope that the workshops will have an ongoing and positive impact to our residents by providing them with the knowledge and resources to make their food go further.

“We would like to encourage all our residents of any ability to get involved with the initiative, which we plan to continue to offer in more locations,” he said.

Councillor Dean Carroll, Shropshire Council’s cabinet member for growth, regeneration and housing, has previously urged tenants to take advantage of the offer.

“These workshops are a fantastic initiative for our community, bringing people together to socialise, learn new skills, and come away with some delicious food at the end. I have been lucky enough to take part in one myself and know that they will be really enjoyable and valuable for anybody who is able to attend. Huge thanks to the organisers and volunteers for their skill and generosity, making this scheme possible.”

Booking for this event is essential. Those who wish to attend may go to, email or contact their Housing or Support Officer.

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