Castle Leisure Centre - Silhouettes Cafe Closure

What we asked

Bury Council made the decision to close the Silhouettes Cafe at The Castle leisure Centre and we asked for your thoughts and comments on the decision

Feedback report from the consultation

Thank you for your feedback regarding the closure of Castle Leisure Centre’s Café (Silhouettes). From the feedback it was clear that everyone who engaged with the consultation found the staff within the café to be very friendly and helpful. Bury Council will endeavour, where feasible, to redeploy the staff from the café to other areas of the authority.

The feedback received from many respondents agreed that the café should close, due to the ongoing financial loss, but would miss the use of the space and the offering within the café area. Please be aware that the café seating area will still be available for use as a community space and that there will be options to buy drinks and snacks.

A number of respondents suggested other options for the café, including moving it to the old library space or altering and developing the menu. Over the past 2 years, the management team have explored other options with revised opening times, new menu items and considerations to move the café, but again this was not financially viable and would have been a substantial cost, with a risk of little return on investment.

Thank you again for taking the time to offer feedback, all comments were gratefully received.

Kind regards,

Leisure Catering

To read more about why the decision was made click here

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