Posted on the Clissold Users Group Facebook page by Mark Forsyth
“Following a competitive tendering process Hackney Council have chosen a new operator to run the Clissold House Cafe. The new company is called Deep Beat Entertainment, and they currently run cafes in parks in Manchester, Bolton and Macclesfield as well as cafes in leisure and visitor centres. They are a young company with a lot of ideas and enthusiasm, so there are likely to be some changes to how things look and operate. Details of how the handover will be managed are currently being finalised and I will post here as soon as we know more.”
Although this was an open tender the existing turnover of the new company was specified. This was a controversial question when the last operator was chosen as it ruled out a lot of local providers but according to Clissold Councillor Sophie Cameron, there was more feedback this time, it was discussed by the users group and the chair of the user group was on the panel.