Agenda item

Catering Options Appraisal Report

Report of the Director of Open Spaces


The Committee considered a report of the Director of Open Spaces on the Commons division’s commissioned independent catering options appraisal report. The Director of Open Spaces informed the Committee that although the income to be gained is relatively low the diversification opportunity remained important.


A Member asked for clarification on whether the catering provider was planned to be internally sourced. The Director of Open Spaces explained that the catering provider would be sourced externally after being advertised to the open market and chosen in accordance with robust evaluation scheme. In addition, it was added that community options for catering providers would also be considered. Following a query from a Member of the Committee it was confirmed that the catering provider would be employed on a trial basis with regular reviews.


RESOLVED- that: -

  1. Further exploration of the potential identified at Riddlesdown Common be approved with further reporting to the Epping Forest & Commons Committee; and
  2. That it is agreed that no further work should be undertaken to pursue the provision of catering concessions for Ashtead Common and Farthing Downs.


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