The first stage of our campaign was to get independent hospitality operators and those with multiple venues on board, we now have over 70 . We then sent an open letter to Alok Sharma, the Minister for Business, to ask the Govt. to allow local authorities to permit hospitality operators to use our open spaces and squares outside their venues to serve food and drinks.
We are thrilled that Robert Jenrick, the Local Government Minister, listened to our proposal. In the Sunday Telegraph 17th May he was reported as saying that ” he is considering a “blanket permission” for restaurants and cafes to use squares or pedestrianised streets for chairs and tables”
Operators across the UK and the world are desperate to get back to doing what they do best – caring for people and serving top quality food and drink to their loyal customers.
The first part of our campaign has succeeded, we now want to move on to the fun part.
We now need to raise money by asking the public to donate money to provide our amazing frontline workers with food and drink vouchers that can be used at the Grand Summer Outdoor Cafe. They deserve our thanks.
Please give what you can on our Just Giving Page.
EagleEye, Wireless Social, Distinctive Food Ltd, Wafflemeister, Lucky Voice, Moo Middlesex street ltd, Buenos Aires Nights, Talentbanq, Angela Hartnett Ltd, Primrose Cafe, Pizzeria Venezia, Tasting Sicily, The White Horse, Corazon London, Yummy Pubs, Feast- It, Kerb Food, Vertigo Plant based eatery, Abokado, Queens Mayfair, Red Cup Café, Thai Square, Camm & Hooper, The Gentlemen Baristas, Mission Mars, Pickled Frog, Adventure Bars, The Wroxham, Darwin & Wallace, Spiritland, Rosa’s Thai Café, Bear, Oakman Inns, Barburrito, Urban Pantry, Rochdale Town Centre BID, Doctor Inks Curiosities, Rossopomodoro, Beetle Juice, Delhi Grill, Emilia’s Crafted Pasta, Trade, The London Cookhouse, Praire Fire, Chapel Nightclub, Hippodrome Casino, Barrio Bars, Harsca Properties Ltd, All Star Lanes, Volta do Mar, Social Entertainment Ventures, Revolution Bars Group, Remarkable Pubs, Shoot The Bull, CG Rrestaurants and Dirty Martini, Zonin Wines, Love Brownies, Angus Steak House and Steak & Co, Sam’s Riverside, Kbox Global, The Good Life Eatery, Green Salmon Co, Livelyhood Pubs, Aspirational Pub Company, Astaris, Albion & East, Rola Wala, St. Austell Brewery, Poppies, The Breakfast Club, Smoking Goat, Kiln, Brat, D&D London, Caffe Nero, B Browne & Co Ltd, Canteen Cornwall, The Jolly Cricketers, Mambow, Urban Village Pubs, Belle Pubs and Restaurants