Now that the restored Halls has been open for a couple of years, Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust has been working with professional consultants in reviewing all of its operations, partnerships and organisational structure.
One major outcome of this is a change in how we provide the cafe and event catering services to Hall users.
Feedback from past, current and prospective users has made clear that there is a great demand for the option to choose between multiple providers for event catering, as well as the need to re-focus the cafe provision.
The Trust, supported by Fare Consulting, has therefore managed a tendering process that invited a number of organisations, including Clean Plates, to bid to provide catering services to the Halls under a new structure and with defined service level agreements.
The winning tenders were by organisations other than the current Grassroots/Clean Plates team. As a result, the current operations at the Halls by Clean Plates will cease at the end of October 2014. Events prior to that date will continue to be serviced by the current team.
We wish to thank Louise and the Clean Plates team for all the hard work and effort they have put in since April 2012, and wish them all the best for their future endeavours.
We will be announcing the new catering providers and more detailed arrangements shortly. For events after 1st November 2014, the Trust will be contacting people who have already made bookings directly to explain the new more flexible arrangements.
From 1st November, the cafe will be closed for a couple of weeks while refurbishment, repair and redecoration works take place. Please keep an eye out on our website for the re-opening date. The building will remain open as normal during these times.
For any queries or questions, please contact the Trust directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0845 860 1891.