Speedcrete have been involved in helping Bath City Farm to fulfil their long held ambition to build a new community cafe. The Trustees were super excited to announce in July 2021 the secured £500,000 funding to build a new indoor and outdoor community café at the farm.

The community cafe began construction in September with the grand opening planned for late spring. Chair of Bath City Farm Trustees, Jo Southwell, said, “We plan to make it a great place for visitors to the farm, a resource for our local communities and an opportunity to show how local food can be produced and cooked.”

An artists render of what the finished Cafe and outside area will look like.

Located next to the popular play area with views across beautiful Georgian Bath, there will be indoor year-round seating for 30-40 people, with two outdoor terraces. The community café will be a great place for local people to meet up and enjoy produce grown and reared on the farm by the Farm’s volunteers.

Pete and Nathan Dod inside Inside the cafe area being greeted just as the concrete was being poured in.
The Speedcrete floating equipment supplied free of charge for Nick Linton and his team.

Speedcrete first heard about Bath City Farm from Nick Linton of Linton Concrete Floors who has been a regular Speedcrete Customer for years using the machinery hire “Nick let us know that his team would be placing the concrete foundations for free and asked us if we could supply the equipment free of charge to help Bath City Farm, well, how could we refuse.” Said Nathan Dod of Speedcrete. Speedcrete donated the use of three Pedestrian Power Floats for the Linton Concrete team to use. These machines are used the finish the concrete to a smooth, level finish.

Cheers Speedcrete!!

Run as a community business, all the profits from the café will be reinvested in the farm. This will include supporting the farm’s volunteer programmes and helping to provide funding to feed the animals. It will also provide important work experience opportunities for the farm’s volunteers in catering and hospitality, developing real world skills.

Peter Dod Director of Speedcrete, said, “Bath City Farm is facing such a threat. I would urge businesses and individuals in the community, who are in a position to do so, to step up on their support for local community projects such as Bath City Farm.”

Nick Linton (second from left) who gave his time for free to lay the concrete at Bath City Farm.

What is Bath City Farm all about? Situated on a 37-acre plot between two neighbouring areas, Twerton and Whiteway. They are well placed to serve this beautiful area and diverse community, which is so often overlooked. Bath City Farm provides education, training, therapeutic activities, venue hire and events for the local community to reduce levels of deprivation. Visit: http://bathcityfarm.org.uk today to see how you can help or organise a trip.