Leigh Bowen from 50° North Architects www.50degrees.co.uk and Suzanna Heape from SLR Architects (who live locally) have generously provided the initial design work for free (see below) and we are very grateful to them.We welcome anyone able to donate their time to help us with the planning application, fundraising process or developing policies to govern how the new Pavilion will function. Click here to get in touch.
Plans for the new Pavilion are focused on improving facilities for the local community, which is why we set up as a charity / not-for-profit organisation. Our café will need to generate funds to cover rent, utilities and maintenance. Beyond this, profit is not important. Also, we will not use debt finance; this will allow us to focus on charitable objectives, not commercial ones.
Our charity will set up an Operational Committee, with the initial role of selecting a café operator and setting the parameters by which the café can operate. The Committee will also monitor the performance of the café operator and vary the cafe's hours and operations in response to any concerns/problems if they arise. Local residents are encouraged to be part of this Committee to ensure that café opening hours, delivery times, etc. suit the community. If you want to lead or be a member of this Committee (business or café experience or experience of creating a service level agreement would be beneficial) please get in touch by clicking here.
We aim to improve the environment as part of the Pavilion regeneration. If you have an interest in the environment and have some time to help us, please join our environmental committee by clicking here
The two purple plum trees at the back of the Pavilion are not in good condition. They have a Safe Useful Life Expectancy (SULE) of less than 10 years: this is the remaining number of years that these trees can be safely sustained in their current location. They have also been used by children to gain access to the roof of the current pavilion. For these reasons, we propose to remove these trees and plant replacement trees in the park.