Bramcote Park on the edge of Nottingham is a really popular Green Flag park. It attracts hundreds of visitors every week but has no catering or toilet facilities. The council has agreed to let a residents group build and run a cafe in the park, and we now need to raise the money. This first appeal is for money to fund the architects to design the project.
The cafe will be built to the highest environmental standards, utilising the latest technology to minimise the carbon footprint of the build. It will be run as a community interest company and so all the profits we make will be ploughed back into the community. The community interest company that we have set up already has more than sixty members, all local residents.
We want to make sure that the cafe and toilets are a real community asset. Our kitchen will be designed to enable teaching to take place there, so that people with disabilities or other challenges will be able to receive training and work experience. We hope to have a community room available for meetings or for groups to use, and the toilets will be available to all park users, not just customers. The team bringing the project forward include a number of dog walkers so their needs will also be addressed in the design and running of the building.
Much more detail can be found on our website at www.bramcoteparkcafe.uk including a Powerpoint with the vision and details of the project which was given at our first members evening.