Refreshments set to be available in Alderley Edge Park

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Plans to enable people to purchase refreshments whilst visiting Alderley Edge Park are moving forward.

Cheshire East Council has launched a call for tenders to provide a mobile refreshment service at the village park.

Councillor Craig Browne said "The inclusion of a refreshment outlet was included in a masterplan for the park that was published and consulted on back in January of this year and which was widely supported by residents and businesses."

He added "I am sure that many residents and visitors to the park will appreciate and enjoy the opportunity to be able to purchase a drink or snack as they, for example, watch their children play or perhaps at the end of a game of football, tennis or bowls."

The proposal is for a mobile refreshment facility, which would be positioned between the bandstand and the children's play area as this is considered to be the most central point for people to access.

Cheshire East is seeking to award a five-year franchise to provide this facility, which will also enable the council to generate a small annual revenue which could be reinvested in the park.

The procurement exercise will remain open until 12 midnight on Tuesday 11th August.

Any interested parties should submit their tender via The Chest (North West Procurement Portal).

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Duncan Herald
Sunday 2nd August 2020 at 1:57 pm
Are there suggested days of the week, daily hours or will such be left entrely to the franchisee?
Jon Williams
Tuesday 4th August 2020 at 5:48 pm
Looking at the above photo and having been in the park today, why does it look even worse than that now, is nobody planting flowers, after all it is August.
Andy Brown
Tuesday 4th August 2020 at 6:19 pm
By the time this is all sorted we will be into the depths of winter!
Duncan Herald
Wednesday 5th August 2020 at 9:23 am
Hi Jon,
the rather small patch has an active recent history,
There used to be a 'wild' lay-out of short conifers, briars etc. These were eradicated. Was there consultation about that? Nobody consulted me!
Then it was flowers (arranged in lines a la municipal fower beds). This got trampled. There were those who blamed dogs. Others blomed young children. Take your pick!
There were other flowers, which seemed to be 'ignored to death'.
Next was a plan for raised beds' so far nothing seen.
The latest 'cunning plan' I believe, is for a 'thank you NHS' small garden.
Anyone got any bright ideas? I haven't.Too small to build the once touted Skate-Board thing.
Anyone know which branch of 'Local Authority' is I.C. this matter?
Duncan Herald
Wednesday 5th August 2020 at 9:23 am
Hi Jon,
the rather small patch has an active recent history,
There used to be a 'wild' lay-out of short conifers, briars etc. These were eradicated. Was there consultation about that? Nobody consulted me!
Then it was flowers (arranged in lines a la municipal fower beds). This got trampled. There were those who blamed dogs. Others blomed young children. Take your pick!
There were other flowers, which seemed to be 'ignored to death'.
Next was a plan for raised beds' so far nothing seen.
The latest 'cunning plan' I believe, is for a 'thank you NHS' small garden.
Anyone got any bright ideas? I haven't.Too small to build the once touted Skate-Board thing.
Anyone know which branch of 'Local Authority' is I.C. this matter?
Jon Williams
Wednesday 16th September 2020 at 7:51 pm
Anyone know why the area on the above photo has been grassed over ?
Kelvin Briggs
Monday 21st September 2020 at 7:15 am
The small triangular bed has been grassed over apparently in advance of three raised beds being put in that space .
The Ansa Masterplan did show this in their graphic plan released earlier in the year and Councillor Craig Browne confirmed this to me last week.
I really enjoy seeing seasonal bedding displays in parks and hopefully the raised beds will be planted and most importantly, be maintained to a very high standard .

There are number of superb themed bedding displays at Grosvenor Park in Chester CH1 1QQ well worth a visit if anyone needs a ‘floral fix’ pre the Alderley Edge park raised bed arrival. They have won awards for their themed floral achievements including a Green Flag Award for Public Parks.
Jon Williams
Monday 21st September 2020 at 3:06 pm
Thanks, Kelvin. It seems a shame not to have anything now.

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