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Pop-up cafe now open for summer at Archbishop’s Park

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A temporary cafe has opened in Archbishop's Park for the summer serving Monmouth coffee and light refreshments.

Pop-up cafe now open for summer at Archbishop’s Park

The Tyger Cafe, a new organisation set up by local residents and businesses, has taken the lease on the old ticket kiosk and has been busy transforming it into a community cafe.

The cafe is open weekdays 8am-4pm till September and is run in partnership with the Oasis Hub Coffee House whose own premises are bring redeveloped to accommodate the Oasis Academy South Bank secondary school.

The cafe takes its name from the poem The Tyger by William Blake who lived nearby and is commemorated by mosaic artworks in railway arches close to the park in Carlisle Lane.

The Tyger Cafe is seeking charity status and aims to offer employment and volunteer opportunities as well as work experience and training to locals, especially those who are excluded from job market and who have physical, mental health and/or learning disabilities.

NHS staff from nearby St Thomas' Hospital can claim a 10 per cent discount by showing their staff ID cards.

In the longer term Lambeth Council is considering converting the park's toilet block into a permanent cafe and moving the public toilets into the same building as the changing rooms.

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