Chance for caterers

A LOCAL authority is looking for an experienced caterer to provide a café facility at one of its main leisure sites.

Hartlepool Borough Council is inviting bids to run a café within the visitor centre at Summerhill outdoor activities centre and local nature reserve, off the town’s Catcote Road.

The popular attraction offers a wide range of activities including play areas, nature trails, climbing, supervised sessions and crafts.

Zoe Rickelton, the council’s sport and physical activity manager, said: “The visitor centre already has kitchen facilities and the contract would involve payment of a monthly fee to the council in return for exclusive rights to trade at this very busy and lively venue.

“This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced caterer to add their flair and creativity to one of Hartlepool’s most popular and successful leisure attractions.”

For more information and details of how to apply, contact the council’s procurement team on (01429) 523709 or email

Completed submissions must be received by the council by noon on Thursday, May 10.