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Get ready to grab a coffee at Bancroft in Hitchin

08 March 2023
Bancroft pavilion
The service hatch will go where the window is on the left

A brand new café kiosk is due to open next month at the pavilion in Bancroft Recreation Ground – Bancroft Kiosk!

Hot and cold soft drinks and ice cream will be on offer for takeaway or you can sit in the triangular courtyard next to the kiosk within the lovely gardens.

Cllr Keith Hoskins, Executive Member for Enterprise and Arts, said: “This is a totally new venture for the council, there hasn’t been a café facility in the park before, but it will be similar to the kiosk at Howard Park in Letchworth. Though instead of an external provider, we will be managing the Bancroft Kiosk in-house using our experience of running North Herts Museum café in Brand Street.

“Whether you’re enjoying a trip to the park with family, catching up with friends or simply walking the dog, the Bancroft Kiosk is the perfect place to take some time out, relax and enjoy a drink in Bancroft Gardens. We are really excited for the opening, which will provide an improvement to the park’s amenities.”

The pavilion in Bancroft is split into three independent parts, one of which previously used for storage will become the kiosk with a service hatch.

Bancroft Recreation Ground is a 5 to 10 minute walk from Hitchin town centre and has been providing a place of relaxation and leisure since before the Second World War. The park features landscaped gardens, play area and splash park, tennis courts and multi-use games area.

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