New facilities for Longford Park

The following news release was issued by Trafford Council on the 25th July 2013 :-

A new café in Longford Park, Caffeine and Co, opened to the public on Sunday 21st July.

The café, housed in the Edwardian Bungalow which has now been fully renovated, will bake its own bread on the premises in partnership with Uprising Bakehouse, a small bakery from Manchester started by a group of people intent on reviving real bread in the community. The bakery is passionate about using almost entirely seasonal, locally sourced ingredients and authentic, organic products.

The café will initially offer a range of snacks and refreshments and once fully operational will also serve more substantial meals. As well as warm scones being served fresh from the oven at 3pm daily, customers can also enjoy a full brunch menu at weekends, slow cooks and stews for lunch as well as homemade kid’s lunches and occasional summer barbecues.

In addition, the building will also house a disabled toilet and changing facility for children and adults with disabilities. This is one of only two such units in Trafford, making the park accessible to parents and carers, meaning they can spend longer hours outside of the home and enjoy their day in the park.

The new facilities have been made possible due to funding from Aiming High, an initiative to improve services for disabled children and their families.

Executive Councillor Alan Mitchell commented: “The park has been crying out for this kind of facility for a number of years and I’m sure it will be a much welcomed addition to the community. I look forward to its use and enjoyment by local people.”