by prestwichfocus on 18 January, 2013
Heaton Park management have issued the following information:
“As you will be aware, for some time now we have been reviewing the Parkâ€™s catering arrangements to make sure that they offer the best service for Park visitors and to minimise the cost to the Council. This was identified as a priority for action in the Parkâ€™s business plan that was made public last May.
The Lakeside CafÃ©, operated by the Councilâ€™s Trading Services will cease operating in its current form on Friday 25 January.
Over the next two months Park users and stakeholders will be able to have their say about the new catering provision because between now and the end of February, a survey will be carried out to find out what sort of food and drink visitors might want during a day out at Heaton Park, and the results will be used to find the best ways to provide this service.
Anyone interested in taking part in the survey can either complete a questionnaire or attend one of the informal discussion sessions that will take place during the consultation period. The various park stakeholder groups will be contacted in due course with dates to attend focus groups to discuss the catering.
It is expected that a new catering service will start in the summer, but in the meantime visitors will still be able to buy snacks and hot drinks from a mobile unit situated outside the building and use the facilities in the cafÃ© building.”
If you are interested in being involved in the consultation please let me know and I can put you in touch.