The Great Field
Duchy of Cornwall

Funding for Pip's Cafe and Community Space on The Great Field

A new design has been submitted for a pavilion on the Great Field.

Pip’s Cafe and Community Space will provide a cafe and toilets as well as office space for the Alcohol Education Trust which offers information on the safe use of alcohol by young people.

The timber clad building, with a veranda, has been changed from the original proposals and will now be single storey and more ‘agricultural’ in appearance to fit in better with Duchy of Cornwall design principles. It will have natural slate on the roof with integrated solar panels.

The pavilion is to be built in the centre of the Great Field near the cricket pitch and proposed play area.

The building will have a café, community space, kitchen and toilets with offices for the Alcohol Education Trust. The café will serve hot and cold drinks, cakes, salads and sandwiches as well as simple hot food such as soup, toasties and jacket potatoes which will be prepared and cooked on the premises.

A crowdfunding campaign by the charity in April raised £22,000 and then received match funding from Dorset County Council’s Youth fund for a further £10,000.