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EXCITING NEWS: Leavesden country park café set to expand

 Published on: 23rd April 2024   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

A much-loved café in Leavesden Country Park is set to be expanded with increased seating capacity thanks to a major council funding boost.

Three Rivers District Council approved the allocation of £60,000 to One YMCA to jointly fund the expansion of the Woodlands Café at Leavesden Country Park into the now closed part of the building that was formally the Cycle Hub. The council owns the building but leases it to One YMCA.

The expansion will see 46 new seats as well as two large table areas and a long desk for single workspace provision increasing the café capacity to more than 70.

The addition lavatory in the space will add to the capacity of the park, while an extra drink service area will also be added to help cope with certain busy times such as Park Run. The new space will also have the flexibility to be used for private hire/community events at non-peak times as well as provide training and employment opportunities for young people and residents of One YMCA hostels.

It is estimated that the work will cost more than £118,000. One YMCA has the funds to carry out the works but has a shortfall of £60,000.

Members approved to use monEey held for the improvement and maintenance of the Country Park alongside funds from its UK Shared Prosperity Fund, making a total of £60,000.

Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst, Deputy Leader of Three Rivers District Council and Lead Member for Economic Development said: “I am pleased that with Three Rivers District Council’s help and support this fantastic project to expand this much used and valued café and community facility to help One YMCA who provide much need training to young adults in need can go ahead thanks to this funding from the council.”

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