Our latest news and blog posts

Help us to redirect surplus food!

We currently receive regular donations from local supermarkets. There’s no set day or time but if we have contact details we can call people straight away and redirect food to those who need it most. If you are in need or know somebody who is please ask them to get in touch.

Contact Rob on 07803 295374

Food donations are received from: Neighbourly (Lidl & M&S) FareShare (Tesco Express SLH) Churchill Catering (DP World) & Nando’s (Food Donation Connection)

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Café direct – 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

Bunny fun at the park with chickens too!

Thank you to everyone who supported our Easter Egg Hunt on the 13th April. Random weather, sunshine, rain and hail but the community still came out in force. The Easter bunny met lots of children who completed the hunt. Hardie Park volunteers manned the BBQ, stallholders set up and Little Legs Buses entertained the children with soft play and bounce. Our ex-battery hens were the star of the show. Thanks Pam for bringing them along to meet the children. Atilla the Hen, Margaret Hatcher and Winnie were very entertaining and even laid us an Easter EGG!

Due to the success of the BIG Easter event we arranged a mini hunt for Easter Saturday 20th April for just £1. Over 100 little ones came to do our 2nd hunt over the Easter weekend.

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Café direct – 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

Adam gets his wheels in motion

Local man Adam Kortlandt is undertaking the gruelling 100-mile Prudential London/Surrey Bike Ride on Sunday 4th August 2019 and wants to support his local park that his daughters love to come to and play in.

We are nearly there with the new embankment slide fund so anything donated will go towards making sure that it can be installed in time for this Summer!

Please follow the link! – https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/9616

From everyone at Hardie Park, Thanks Adam!

 

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Café direct – 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

March Newsletter

Your local park’s news can be delivered direct to your inbox. Sign up to receive our news via the pop up on our homepage.

Here’s a link to the March edition of Hardie Park’s Newsletter

Topics include:

  • Easter Egg Hunt Event 13th April
  • Easter Activity Days for the kids
  • Volunteering opportunities: New Recruit Briefing and Give it a go day!
  • Friends of Thurrock Parks
  • Forest School
  • Babies in Waiting
  • Trip advisor

Enjoy the read!

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Café direct – 07803 295374 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

Events 2019

Some great events this year on the Hardie Park programme. Still some to add and some finer detail to finalise but there’s definitely enough here to fill up your diary!

Hope to see you at the park soon.

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Café direct – 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

February Newsletter

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In the meantime here’s a link to our February edition of Hardie Park Newsletter

Topics include:

Enjoy the read!

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Café direct – 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

AGM 2019

If you couldn’t make it down to the park for the AGM in January you can catch up on ‘you tube’ here!

AGM Video Footage – 29 January 2019

We’d like to thank those who were able to attend.  Your support of the park is much appreciated. It was a great evening with both the formalities of an AGM and a lot of community conversation together with some cheese and wine.

Interest in the project is welcomed and if you would like to get more involved we are always seeking new Trustees and Volunteers. Two new local residents have joined the trustee board following the AGM. We would like to welcome Carmel & Simon on board.

Like the idea of being a trustee but not sure what it involves? CLICK HERE for more information.

We’ll be introducing you to our trustees over the coming year in our newsletter. Watch this space..

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Rob Groves: 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

December Newsletter

Your local park’s news can be delivered direct to your inbox. Sign up to receive our news via the pop up on our homepage.

In the meantime here’s a link to our December edition of Hardie Park Newsletter

Topics include:

  • Community spirit at its best
  • Café opening times during Christmas and New Year
  • Winter Wonderland magic
  • Our business is your business
  • Happy New You! Free Chair Yoga Course
  • DP World offer free office space to Hardie Park
  • We started the conversation…
  • BBC interview those who make Essex great.

Enjoy the read!

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Café direct – 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

We would like to wish our customers, the community and local businesses a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We’d love to see you over the holiday period for a coffee and a chat!

Cafe open as usual from 9am until 4pm daily except for the following dates:

  • Christmas Eve open 9am to 1pm
  • Christmas Day CLOSED
  • Boxing Day CLOSED
  • New Year’s Day CLOSED

Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Rob Groves: 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/LoveHardiePark Facebook: www.facebook.com/LoveHardiePark