St Andrews Park cafe under threat

January 26 2018

The council is proposing to tender the site currently used by Fay and her much loved Tea Garden in St Andrews Park. This could lead to Fay's service being replaced by another provider which could include a catering chain.

The council is proposing to tender the site currently used by Fay and her much loved Tea Garden in St Andrews Park. This could lead to Fay's service being replaced by another provider which could include a catering chain.

Friends of St Andrews Park are keen that the level of local support for Fay and The Tea Garden is communicated to the Council officer responsible for the possible tendering and are asking that local people send him an email in support of Fay and the Tea Garden.

Paul Bullivant, from Friends of St Andrews Park, said: “We all appreciate the great service provided by Fay in the Tea Garden for nearly 10 years, a service which is welcoming and personal, offering produce that is usually locally sourced and very good value. 

“Fay opens her van for us in all weathers and throughout the seasons; she provides more than just refreshments for the body but is also a haven of community and relaxation in our busy lives as well as acting as an informal guardian of our beautiful park.

“We are concerned that we might lose this special contribution to local life and to the local community.

The person in charge of the tendering process is Mr. Russell Mercer, Business Manager, Parks and Open Spaces, Bristol City Council, email russell.mercer@bristol.gov.uk