A community cafe in Queens Park is open for business and with more help aims to offer much more in the future.
Set up and run by local volunteers, the Queens Park Tea Room which is part of the bowling centre serves a selection of hot and cold drinks (drink-in or take-out with prices starting at just £1), toast, crumpets, tea-cakes and snacks. There are plans to sell soups during the winter at lunchtimes and ice creams during the summer.
The cosy cafe has been renovated thanks to support from local organisations and businesses including Friends of Hoylake & Meols in Bloom, Hilbre Windows and TotalReuse. The building had a new roof a couple of years ago and other recent renovations include a new kitchen, window and shutters (provided by Wirral Council), repainting of railings and masonry (by the Probation Service) and an outside tap that provides drinking water for dogs. There are plans to install a cycle rack by the cafe, something that Queens Park doesn’t currently have.
The cafe is currently a sub-group of the HAWK Bowling Club and the building is currently owned by Wirral Council. There’s also the possibility of hiring the tea room (at an hourly rate) for events that benefit the local community. Any surplus proceeds go towards the upkeep of the building and park as well as designated local charities.
Queens Park has been improved significantly over the last year or so. The playground has been revamped and a fabulous new climbing trail has been been installed. The fruit orchard, planted by Incredible Edible Hoylake, is maturing, the gates and railings are being repainted and the lights have been fixed.
The new cafe is currently open most mornings from approx 9-11 but with more volunteer help the team would like to open the cafe more often. If you would like to help at all (afternoon help would be great) please contact 07598 129647 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The tea room closes for Christmas on 18th December and reopens in the new year.