Longton Park is set to have a brand new cafe facility in 2019.

Work will see the Aynsley Bowls pavilion in Longton Park – one of Stoke-on-Trent’s biggest parks – converted into a cafe for visitors.

The Queen’s Park Partnership has been working hard towards building a café for 10 years and the project is now being delivered by the city council as part of a £426,000 investment. The project received planning approval in July 2017 and the cafe is due for completion by March 2019.

It is hoped the cafe will increase visitors to the park and become a community hub.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council Lord Mayor and member of Queen’s Park Partnership, councillor Lilian Dodd said: “The café has been 10 years in the making and the Queen’s Park Partnership has worked hard to raise funds for it to become a reality. The café will be a great asset to the park and to the community.

“I would like to thank Stoke-on-Trent City Council for their support and to everybody who has play a part in getting this project off the ground! There will be celebrations all around once the work has been completed!”

The cafe is set to operate seven days a week and will sell hot refreshments and food.

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