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November 2021

The 5 C's : Cafe : Clubs : Community : Cycling : Coffee

We're back on track with the cafe and cycle hub this month. Opening times extended for both, welcomed by our Hardie community.

  • Cafe open daily 10am to 3pm
  • Cycle Hub open 9am to 4.30pm  Mon / Tue / Fri / Sat / Sun  (Closed Wed/Thu)

As you can imagine, to keep the cafe open every day from 10am to 3pm takes a lot of staffing. We welcome all the help we can get and would love for more volunteers on board. If it's something you have been considering please, please get in touch. It's a rewarding and sociable experience. Give it a try, we're sure you'll enjoy it. No pressure to commit. An afternoon, lunchtime shift or a couple of hours would really help.

Young lad made up with his gifted wheels

Hardie Cycle Hub were recently made aware of a young lad’s bike that had sadly been stolen on two separate occasions. The bikes had been an essential asset to the family helping them to manage their lives in these difficult times. Matt Hill, Manager of the Hardie Cycle Hub was approached by Alex Brooks, Head of Year 11 at Barking Abbey School to see whether they could help.

Matt Hill our Cycle Hub Manager said, ‘At times like this of course we can help!’

Local businesswoman, Lorraine Hornsby of Fidelity Mortgages also heard of the plight and came on board kindly offering to fund a replacement refurbed bike from our project.  The cycle hub was able to source the perfect bike, gifted a decent ‘D Lock’ as a deterrent to further theft along with some ‘cycle lights’ as the nights are drawing in. With a routine Hardie Cycle Hub service (after 3 months free of charge) thrown in, it was the perfect cycling package.

Alex Brooks, Barking Abbey School said, ‘Thank you so much for your kind generosity. Just a mention of the scenario and both Hardie Cycle Hub and Fidelity Mortgages came together to remedy a really sad situation. What a fantastic gesture. The young lad was over the moon! A great example of how communities can work together to achieve so much more.'

The cycle hub is currently putting together a framework to enable and encourage other local businesses to donate a refurbished cycle to someone in need.  If your business would like to get involved, email: to find out more.

Gifting this Christmas

Thinking Christmas, thinking gifts. If you are struggling, a Hardie Cycle Hub gift voucher might be just the thing you are looking for. With '2512' discount code you get £5 off the price of any service too! Take advantage of the offer throughout November. We can apply the code to your gift voucher too. It's a win, win.

Servicing : Accessories : Refurbished bikes : 

Contact via @hardiecyclehub facebook page or email

A recommendation out of the blue

Thanks for your wonderful reviews! So great to receive a recommendation badge out of the blue! #1 of 18 

Restaurant Guru Quote: 'We are pleased to inform that Hardie Park Cafe has been awarded a Recommendation badge by Restaurant Guru based on customer reviews! Congratulations on your achievement!'

The snug is a cosy spot to sit and chat or if you prefer al fresco on the decking just ask one of the staff/volunteers for a blanket. They are just inside the door.

We welcome feedback and recommendations on social media: Click here to review us >  tripadvisor : google us - tap review : facebook

Providing an opportunity to get involved and make a difference

From the 1st to the 5th November it was Trustees Week  'Encouraging different perspectives'. Check out the link here to see what being a trustee involves.

As you may know we've got an amazing board of trustees at the park that we are looking to grow...

Do you know anyone who’d make a great trustee? Tell them about Hardie Park! We're still  recruiting!

Head over to our website to apply!

Go clubbing at Hardie

We are happy to announce that clubs are up and running again. Check out what's on offer at the minute below. We have a range of activities and are happy to discuss new groups and ideas with you if you would like to use our community space to host. It could be a support group, reading club, baby centred activity.  It's proven that spending time with others, indulging in hobbies and activities makes us happier and healthier! Sounds a magic combination!

Monday: Cribbage from noon

Tuesday: The SS17 Walkers depart at 10.30 from the cafe

Wednesday: 11am Craft Meet

Friday : 10am Volunteer Gardeners meet  / 1pm Knit and Knatter

> Visit our Website page > Hardie Park Clubs Weekly Clubs <

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Hardie Park Cafe

Hardie Road


Essex  SS17 0PB

07935 868835

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