Hull Road Park café plans begin to take shape


Plans for a community cafe in Hull Road Park are a step closer following the delivery of temporary portakabins this week.  Their arrival follows two years of work by Hull Road Labour councillors to realise an ambition to increase community activity and provide a focal point for people to come together.

Councillor Hilary Shepherd said ward councillors were keen to see an organisation come forward to run the cafe, once it was fitted out and complete. She comments:

“The power supply has been installed, and Portakabins have landed and in a short period of time we’ll be ready for an operator to come in.  Whilst there is no specific stipulation, we’re expecting a social enterprise or not for profit organisation to run the cafe and hope the progress currently being made will generate some interest.

“We’re keen to hear from prospective operators so they can have a say in how the cafe is fitted out”. 

The plans have seen the existing pavilion in Hull Road Park upgraded, while part of the perimeter fencing has had to be removed to allow access for the Portakabins. New shrubs will be planted on the Alcuin Avenue side of the park once the installation has been completed. The nearby tennis courts have also been resurfaced as part of councillors’ commitment to improving the park.

Anyone interested in operating the cafe can contact Councillor Hilary Shepherd at

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