Cafe ideas sought for Exmouth’s Orcombe Point

PUBLISHED: 06:30 16 March 2017 | UPDATED: 11:12 17 March 2017

Orcombe Point

Orcombe Point

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Exmouth residents are being invited to have their say on plans for a café to return to the east end of the seafront.

East Devon District Council says it wants to bring a food and drink service back to Orcombe Point, and allocated funds to pursue the project earlier this year.

A permanent kiosk, which used to stand at Orcombe Point, closed in 1999, and a mobile café was removed in 2011.

The council says that while in years to come it may pursue a permanent café, bar or restaurant at the site, it hopes to get things up and running by having a café concession in place for the coming summer season.

Various options are under consideration, which could involve the old permanent café site on the zigzag path, or a street trading concession at the end of Queen’s Drive.

An EDDC spokesperson said the zigzag site was more likely to be used this summer, but the council did not want to discourage other ideas and suggestions.

A café on the zigzag site would require planning permission, while a street level café would require the lifting of a current general ban on street trading, which is currently under consultation.

The council could use its budget to clear and prepare the zigzag site, and get services reconnected.

With Orcombe Point used by residents and visitors of all ages, including family groups, walkers, cyclists, runners, dog owners and water users, district councillor Mark Williamson said he would like to see ideas from all parts of the community.

He said: “It is time that we 
had a café back at this end of 
the seafront, but what would 
people like to see soon and in the longer term?

“Some might want it traditional and some might want a more modern style.

“What should it look like? What hours of opening? What kind of food and drink?

“Do you want a small 
building, more than one 
concession or something bigger 
in the future?”

People are asked to email ideas to Cllr Williamson at MWilliamson@eastdevon.gov.uk before midday next Friday, March 24.

The council says these ideas 
will then be passed on to its Exmouth Regeneration Board 
for consideration.

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