Report of the Superintendent of Hampstead Heath.
Members considered a report of the Superintendent of Hampstead Heath providing an update on the proposed revised timeline for the tendering of the Parliament Hill Café, Parliament Hill Fields Lido Café and the Golders Hill Park Café.
Members were informed that the leases for the Parliament Hill Café, Parliament Hill Fields Lido Café and Golders Hill Café were due to expire on 12 January 2021. However, due to Covid-19 and the subsequent impact on Officer workload, the tenders for the cafés had been delayed.
Feedback was provided by the Golders Hill Park Café User Engagement who had concerns regarding the lease extension to the existing tenant which was not regarded as a long enough time period. They requested that this be extended by two years.
A Member (Representative of Clubs using facilities on the Heath) noted that the procurement exercise began in 2015 which was significant time ago. Officers confirmed that a decision was made after the 2015 exercise to take five years. The tender would have begun in 2020 but the impacts of Covid had delayed the process by a year. A new process would be used going forward which would include significant local engagement.
RESOLVED – That Members:
· Provide feedback on the proposed revised timeline, as set out in paragraph 7;
· Note the feedback and recommendations from the Golders Hill Park Café User Engagement - outcome report (appendix 1).