Café Business Opportunity in Greenwood Park



Café Business Opportunity in Greenwood Park

Greenwood Park is a Green Flag Award winning park containing a large play area, allotments, sports pitches, meadow, ancient woodland, cycle track, tennis courts and community centre.  The Greenwood Park Community Centre is constantly in use by community groups, sports and social clubs. The Park has a large play area and backs onto a primary school and is a popular route to a large secondary school. There is a vibrant tennis club on site and the 5 football pitches and cricket pitch are regularly used during the weekends. There is a large allotment site adjacent to the Community Centre with over 40 plots and the Park is popular throughout the day with dog walkers.

The Parish Council is interested in facilitating the provision of a Café to users weekdays and weekends. The café could provide hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks through to breakfasts and light lunches.  Ideally operators will come from within the local community and understand and meet the needs of the community and be sensitive to and compliment the Community Centre and sport facility users. A separate ice cream van concession is already operating in the park.

The agreement will be for an initial three-year period from May 2019. The successful operator will rent the land from the Parish Council and provide and be responsible for their own building/mobile unit and equipment. The Parish Council are happy to consider various options for the siting of the café. This could be adjacent to the Community Centre or elsewhere within the Park or as a mobile until. The Council will not consider having the café within the existing buildings. Public toilets are available at the Greenwood Park Pavilion.  Electricity and water will need to be connected at the expense of the operator and will be metered and billed quarterly. Gas is not available at Greenwood Park. The operator will have overall responsibility for staffing, the food and beverage offer of the cafe as well as the opportunity, alongside private contractors, to supply catering services for private events. This matter will be subject to a separate agreement.

To express an interest and for further details, please e-mail isabel@ststephenparishcouncil.gov.uk Operators are being considered through the submission of a business plan by 1 March 2019. Site visits can be arranged by appointment. Agreement start date from May 2019.


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