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THE KIOSK, RUSSELL PARK - WILL OPEN THIS WEEKEND!

The Kiosk at Russell Park is undergoing some exciting changes which will be revealed for the first time at 10am this Saturday 2nd June. This iconic building in the heart of the Russell Park community is about to re-launch as a coffee shop, in order to coincide with a host of celebrations also taking place in the park over the Jubilee Bank Holiday.

Bedford Borough Council has let the establishment to a local community enterprise run by co founders, Nansi Rose and Emma Garrett. The Kiosk will now offer a refreshment service throughout the year, and will undergo a ‘baptism by fire’ this weekend as it tries to cater for the extra hoards of people expected to visit the park.

The existing function of the kiosk, to issue the equipment and allow members of the public to use the sports facilities including putting, tennis and table tennis, will continue from the revamped site.

Emma Garrett, said: “From a business perspective, Nansi and I are a match made in heaven.  We bring a mix of catering, marketing and event management experience to the table, and with a total of seven children between us, we have both spent many an hour in Russell Park over the years, wishing for a delicious cup of coffee to warm us up! We feel we know what families look for when they visit events and we aim to enhance the Russell Park experience for young and old alike.”

The Mayor of Bedford, Dave Hodgson, said: “Russell Park is a tremendously popular, well-used park, and the re-launch of the Kiosk as a coffee shop will make it an even more attractive destination for visitors of all ages. It is fantastic that the kiosk itself has been transformed in this way and will represent an improvement for an already beautiful park in a stunning location near the river.  I wish the Kiosk every success, and am sure this addition to the experience of a visit to the park will make an ideal complement to the existing facilities in this beautiful location.”

If you are out and about this weekend, and feel a little peckish, why not check out the new café facility?...Call in and have a cuppa and a delicious homemade cake – you’ll be guaranteed a warm welcome!

Over the Jubilee Bank Holiday, The Kiosk at Russell Park’s opening hours are:

Saturday 2nd June – 10am – 6pm

Sunday 3rd June – 10am – 5pm

Monday 4th June – 11am – 5pm

Tuesday 5th June – 11am – 5pm

For more information about Russell Park, please click here

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