Morrisons Anniesland is launching a new service offering free meeting spaces to groups such as new parents, charities, book clubs, craft groups and gaming communities.

Groups can book tables, which can seat up to 20 people, through the supermarket’s local community champion.

The initiative is designed to help community groups deal with the increasing cost of booking meeting spaces in local centres, after its research revealed that local groups typically spend up to £20 an hour on these.

The Dumbarton store is also offering free meeting space to groups.

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Helen Tordoff, head of cafes at Morrisons, said: “We’ve seen more groups use our café spaces as meet up areas so we’re delighted to formalise the offering and make it even easier for local communities to come together.”

Meet up areas will be available in the café between 9am until 11am and 2pm until café closing time every weekday.

Email or call the stores for more information.