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Fairtrade pledge for Hillworth Park’s café
3:00pm Saturday 16th March 2013 in News
The café at Hillworth Park, Devizes, is to sell Fairtrade, organic and local produce when it re-opens at Easter.
Devizes Town Council, which owns the park, has awarded the franchise to Parklife Entertainment, a company that runs the cafés at Alice Park in Bath and Keynsham Memorial Park.
Tony Hickman, founding director of Parklife, said: “If parents want to fill their children with E numbers and chips that’s fine, but that will not happen at Hillworth Park café.”
The menu will feature sandwiches, paninis, salads and bagels, plus coffees, teas, and soft drinks including Fairtrade cola.
Events will also be held throughout the year in the park, which re-opened last year following a £1.8m refurbishment.
Mr Hickman and fellow director Russ Crook were told about Hillworth Park by Emma Millett, a mother of two from Bishops Cannings who regularly visited Alice Park and enjoyed its café.
Mr Hickman and Mr Crook first visited Hillworth Park last October.
Mr Crook said: “It was amazing. The council have been very forward thinking.”
Mrs Millett has been taken on as manager of the café.
The company would like to hear from local suppliers, including those of cup cakes and meat. Call the town council on (01380) 722160.
The café will open on Sunday, March 24. An Easter egg hunt will take place on Easter Monday and a Star Wars-themed event in May.