Having been closed since January, the kiosk in St George Park will re-open this week.
In January the Council decided to stop running the kiosk themselves and put the operation out to tender. Following the completion of that process and the necessary paperwork the new lease holders are moving in this week.
The kiosk will now be known as ‘Gwennie & Jack’s Café’. They hope to open for tea, coffee and cakes from tomorrow (Tues 10th June) with the full menu available at the weekend.
The tender process for St George Park Kiosk has now closed.
The Council has received 9 applications to run the Kiosk for the next three years.
The applications will now be reviewed by the Council. Representatives from both Friends of St George Park and St George Neighbourhood Partnership will be given an opportunity to give their views.
We will post further information on this website about a likely reopening date and opening times once the contract has been awarded.
As reported here the Kiosk in St George Park closed temporarily at the end of January.
The Council is now seeking a new operator to run the kiosk in accordance with local needs and community activity. They are inviting tenders from providers in all sectors, including the voluntary and community sectors.
The new tenant will be required to open minimum core hours and to be flexible in extending the hours of service to meet community needs where appropriate i.e. during community events, school holidays, or on summer evenings when the park is busy. They will be expected to work closely with the community and to involve them in the development of the service. This will entail attending the Friends of St George Park meetings and the support of small-scale community initiatives such as the selling of duck food.
The formal advert for the kiosk with details of where to apply are now available on the Council’s website at www.bristol.gov.uk/property
The closing date for submissions will be Friday, 21 March 2014.
Bristol City Council has announced that the kiosk café in St George Park will be closed temporarily after this weekend (25th – 26th January). It is not yet known when it will reopen.
The Council says:
“St George Park kiosk is costing more money than it is currently generating and regrettably this is not sustainable. In view of this, it’s the intention to close the kiosk until a suitable candidate is selected to manage and operate the service.”
The kiosk will soon be advertised by Bristol City Council’s Corporate Property Services to attract potential candidates to operate it. The aim is to re-open the kiosk in the very near future. The new lease will require the new operator to work closely with the community.
If you are interested in running the kiosk please email Area Environment Officer, Denise James who will ensure that you are sent details when the advert is published.