Businessman offers to turn Beaconsfield town hall into café

Bucks Free Press: Mike Clare Mike Clare

A HIGH-profile businessman has made a shock offer to transform the run-down Beaconsfield town hall into a café.

Mike Clare, the founder of bed company Dreams has been in discussions with local councillors for several months but publicly announced the plans at a 'Big Society' meeting last Friday.

The building's ground floor currently houses the neighbourhood police team and Beaconsfield Town Council, but has plenty of empty space upstairs.

The proposal could see a café or pub bistro move into the ground floor and the whole building renovated to host the council and police upstairs.

Alan Walters, leader of Beaconsfield Town Council, said he wants to see what people think about the proposal, but added other schemes are also being looked at.

Councillors have been exploring options to make better use of the town hall for several years.

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6:46pm Thu 9 Jun 11

Arkwright says...

Great idea ~ i suppose that we can all look forward to a snack and a drink at half price (offer ends Monday)!
Great idea ~ i suppose that we can all look forward to a snack and a drink at half price (offer ends Monday)! Arkwright

8:21pm Thu 9 Jun 11

tomcat says...

Bed and Breakfast.
Bed and Breakfast. tomcat

9:47am Fri 10 Jun 11

nicki7677 says...

What about a Cafe / Bar with a Museum element? The here and now vs. the past. And a place for "well behaved - fun loving" teenagers to meet.
We have alot of excellent cafes and restaurants although Bars are lacking in the new town as are Teenage haunts!!
What about a Cafe / Bar with a Museum element? The here and now vs. the past. And a place for "well behaved - fun loving" teenagers to meet. We have alot of excellent cafes and restaurants although Bars are lacking in the new town as are Teenage haunts!! nicki7677

12:50am Sun 12 Jun 11

BarryLyndon says...

How about a cafe with a cinema? . Small High quality screens showing art house films with a trendy cafe. It would be massively popular in Beaconsfield.
How about a cafe with a cinema? . Small High quality screens showing art house films with a trendy cafe. It would be massively popular in Beaconsfield. BarryLyndon

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