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Press Release: New Cafe/Pavilion build in Horley Recreation Ground

Press Release:

Horley Town Council

18 February 2019

At its Full Council Meeting held on 12 February 2019, Horley Town Council reviewed the results of the Tender Programme for the new Café/Pavilion build at Horley Recreation Ground and approved the appointment of a Contractor to build the Café, and associated external works, subject to funding being secured for the project.

The relevant Planning Approval and Business Plan are available to view from our website. The expected total cost of the project is £603k. The Town Council has directed that borrowing approval of up to £500k should be sought from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government to enable a loan application to be made to the Public Works Loan Board (the body which offers loans to local authorities). A further £130k will be funded from the Town Council's earmarked reserves.

We have also invited interested parties to express an interest in the opportunity to operate a Café Concession lease for the Café/Pavilion, which is expected to be ready for operation later this year.  We are looking for a tenant to provide an innovative and exciting catering experience for all visitors and full details are available on our ‘Expressions of Interest’ (EOI) publication with the plans attached.  The Closing Date is: 15 March 2019.

This project will ensure that a much-needed community facility will be available to the many users of the premier Recreation Park in Horley. The timetable for the works will be regularly updated on our website once secured funding is in place to move the project forward.


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