Community Hub Cafe Business Opportunity

Boxted Parish Council is looking for expressions of interest from proactive, experienced people, to run a Village Hub café facility for the local community and sports teams and to provide catering/refreshments to customers as required.

We have the following to offer on an initial 6-month short lease, which may be renewed by mutual agreement:

• Well equipped, self-contained café area

• Inside seating provided
• Free parking for café staff, customers, and delivery drivers
• On site toilet facilities
• Competitive rent
• Help with promoting the café via its newsletters and promotion of events

The café should plan to be open 6 days a week covering cricket and football matches and at least one evening.

Minimum opening hours will be discussed along with any days that the café can be closed over the year.

We plan to refurbish the Hub building with provision of extra kitchen space and toilets as well as a purpose-built access with steps and ramp.  This short-term lease could be continued by mutual consent after the refurbishment.

The successful applicant will be responsible for registering with Environmental health, maintaining their food hygiene qualifications, insurance, obtaining their alcohol license, payment of rental on any additional equipment required and if relevant, obtaining any licenses from PPL for playing of music within the café.

Visits to view the facilities are available by appointment only on Saturday 18th September.

Closing date for expression of interest is 30 September with basic business plan submitted in the format here…

To arrange a viewing and for more information please contact the Parish Clerk, Karen Thompson, on