When we accepted the offer to run the cafe at the end of July we didn’t realise how all consuming it would be. All consuming and challenging but an amazing experience.
We are really pleased how the Park has responded to the cafe – it is starting to feel alive after the neglect of the last few years. With your help and support the cafe will be open through the winter – we need more budding baristas, bakers and helpers so if you can help please come to the cafe and talk to one of the team. We can’t keep it open without you.
We know the Park is a much bigger fish than the cafe and it’s time we started to do some planning with the district council to bring some life to more areas of the Park. We have held an initial scene setting meeting with NNDC, and they have asked us for our ideas.
You may remember the survey back in March (so much has happened since then!) to which you responded in your hundreds.
From the priorities you gave us we have started to put together thoughts on how the Park could develop, and how to invest the money we have made from the cafe.
We need your help to make sure we get it right.
Play areas, sports, games and exercise areas, picnic areas, water, art and events are all in our thoughts – it’s important we plan these improvements carefully as we’ll only get one chance.
We’d like you to come to an open meeting on 2nd December in the Community Hall (7.30pm) to discuss options, plans and ideas – come along and help make it a really productive working meeting.
This talented group of singers will be entertaining us with songs from the 40’s through to the 70’s, as well as excerpts from well known Musicals. So if you fancy a bit of the Beach Boys, a dose of Dean Martin or a taste of the Temptations then you know where to come!
This is a free event and we do suggest that you wrap up warm as the band will be playing outside in a marquee next to the cafe (where delicious cake awaits!) The fun all starts at 2pm
Our French conversation afternoons are underway in the cafe, every Tuesday from 14.30. It’s informal and not too strict with all levels catered for. So if you just want to brush up your French or sing French songs you are very welcome.
A bientôt, j’espère
Barry (don’t ask me to sing) Meadows