THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE PARKLIFE CAFÉ

THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE PARKLIFE CAFÉ

28 November 2021 16:30

Join the Friends and community from 4.30pm when we will be welcoming Councillor Graham Henson to cut the ribbon to officially open the ParkLife Café. 

 

ParkLife Cafe is located in the tiny tiny building on the Edge of Harrow Weald Recreation Ground, set In five and half acres of varied parkland, surrounded by nice people, it is the smallest building ever, which brims with positivity, kind people and run by a dedicated crew we all refer to as the friends.

Within this glorious and tiniest of buildings, there is cafe style diner type of restaurant halls, with small meeting rooms, peaceful areas, small table games indoors and great outdoor community games tables (coming soon), a small library and a community feel.

ParkLife cafe provides us with a unique opportunity for our park to become a vibrant self-funding space, with wellbeing for people and nature, education and financial sustainability running through everything.

The building laid derelict for over 30 years, about 20 years ago a thoughtful council officer saw he had an excess in his budget and had this glorious little building saved for future use by getting the roof repaired.

We will be welcoming Councillor Graham Henson to cut the ribbon officially opening of ParkLife Café. 

Join the Friends and community from 4.30pm when we will be welcoming (xxxx) to cut the ribbon to officially open the ParkLife Café. 

The journey to reach this point has taken over two years, but we truly believe that the ParkLife Café will greatly enhance our community park.  So many people have helped us to reach this point, and at times it seemed like we all had a mountain to climb.  But, together, we are working towards creating tomorrow’s parks today, and one of the significant targets that we had set for ourselves to achieve has now been fulfilled!

The support of the Council staff quite literally opened the doors to the café for us, and we must make a special shout out to Councillor Graham Henson who is a very supportive and community minded man.  Councillor Henson saw the value in what we wanted to achieve and provided us with the building and, from there, the route for us to grow.   

Equally, Bob Blackman MP supported our cause and helped us enormously, particularly with solving the frustrating problem of getting the water supply to the café in place - not least through the contact numbers in his little black book!   Without the kind support, energetic input, and effort from both of these men, we would still be waiting to fulfil our dream.

 

 

Everything we do and all profits support community activities, and our park.

ParkLife cafe provides us with a unique opportunity for our park to become a vibrant self-funding space, with wellbeing for people and nature, recycling, education and financial sustainability running through everything.

Recycling, wellbeing for humans and bugs alike, is at the core of everything we do

If we don't look after our community and park who will? 

"We are not a commercial business, we are a community group where everything is community motivated.

We welcome everyone especially nice people"