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May 2021

Hardie Park - Your space : Our place

We are delighted and excited to announce to one and all that Hardie Park Cafe's opening times have now been extended! Looking forward to spending some time with you over the half-term holidays. Playtime, scoot, skate, coffee, ice-cream, snacks and coffee await.

We appreciate your co-operation adhering to our Covid guidelines to keep our customers, staff and volunteers safe. When visiting please remember your mask and wait to be seated. 

Our pop-up community food corner will be open for the duration. You are welcome to take what you need, donate what you can. Any funds raised keeps the little green van on the road, to-ing and fro-ing with surplus supermarket food.   THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF THE PARK AND IT'S PROJECTS.

Rotary East Thurrock supports our benches for all

We approached Rotary East Thurrock following their community offer of 'local funding for small, sustainable projects with long term impact on the area or residents.' Having recently purchased a number of new colourful, 100% recycled plastic benches to allow customers to spend more time in the park we applied for Rotary’s support. The request was to help towards the cost of a wheelchair accessible bench, enhancing provision alongside other newly purchased seating.

We are delighted to say our application for funding the wheelchair accessible bench was awarded! THANK YOU to Rotary East Thurrock for your kind donation.

Working with local primary schools and DP World to 'Fill the gap'

If you are from the Stanford le Hope area and are not able to provide a hot lunch for your children during the holiday then please contact us and we will be more than happy to help. We can offer a collection service for a hot children’s meal to take away.🌟Saturday 29th May to Sunday 6th June🌟Lunch offered for collection between 12pm and 2.30pm. We are offering this service to help feed those in need, please respect our intentions and not deprive those who need help the most.  We will keep all information confidential and as a charity we ask nothing in return: there is no charge, it’s totally free. Times are harder than usual and we all need to stick together during these difficult times.

We are working with local primary schools and DP WORLD to 'Fill the gap'.

To arrange collection, please contact us at Hardie Park on 07935 868835 

Fabiana Goodall (on behalf of Trustees)

Cafe and Clubs are back...

It's been a long time coming, we are absolutely delighted to be able to offer inside seating and toilet facilities following the recent relaxation of restrictions. You can now meet friends in all weathers between 11-3 Monday to Wednesday and 11-4 Thursday through to Sunday at the cafe. Hot snacks and refreshments are back on the menu. 

The opening of the building has also allowed community groups/clubs of up to six people to enjoy the cafe as a base. The cribbage group have met this month along with craft.  If you have a support group, craft group or similar that needs a home please make contact by email: - we may be able to help.

Spruce up your spokes!

The Hardie Cycle Hub is well known locally for it's refurb of donated bikes and their resale back to the community at affordable prices. Did you know our Cytech 2 trained apprentice Ross can also service your bike? It's really important to keep your bike in tip top condition, pop in for a chat or contact the team via their @hardiecyclehub facebook page. 

Services to suit your needs and budget from just £35.

Local scooter talent

We love that the skate, scoot, BMX community at the park tag us in their social media posts. This young and talented group practice their tricks and skills before school, after school and over the weekend. We think their pictures tell the tale. Well done to you all! Please keep tagging us!


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Hardie Park Cafe

Hardie Road


Essex  SS17 0PB

07935 868835

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