Ice cream and cakes galore!

Erewash Borough Council is happy to announce that the new refreshment kiosk “Barefeet in the park” has opened in the restored bowls pavilion at Victoria Park, Ilkeston today (Thursday 1 June).

The kiosk will be open every day between 10 and 4pm and is another new facility for the Green Flag park that has seen significant improvements thanks to the £740,800 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund.

New business owner Gemma Worthington says:

“I am really excited to be able to open this kiosk. As a local mum I know how nice it can be to enjoy a cuppa in a park while my children are playing – or it’s equally nice to sit and take time out with a cake and a book. I am pleased to be offering that opportunity to Victoria Park’s visitors!”

The park’s Community Ranger Helen Mitchem adds:

“We’re sure the cakes and ice cream served by ‘Barefeet’ will add to the feelgood factor when visiting this lovely park. The kiosk is also a great place for me to promote more of the activities being organised for local people in the park – so pop down for a cuppa and a chat sometime soon!”

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