Partnership for the town hall

BPL take over Worksop Town Hall.  Pictured from left is BPL Catering Manager Steven Moore, Coun June Evans and BPL Chief Executive Tim Wilson  (w110728-3a)
BPL take over Worksop Town Hall. Pictured from left is BPL Catering Manager Steven Moore, Coun June Evans and BPL Chief Executive Tim Wilson (w110728-3a)

BPL and Bassetlaw Council have agreed a deal that will see Retford Town Hall jointly managed by both parties.

BPL will now officially manage the hospitality of Retford Town Hall after the official handover which took place on Thursday 28th July.

The joint venture will see BPL manage the hospitality of the venue, while the district council will continue to take bookings and set fees at Retford Town Hall.

BPL chief executive Tim Wilson said they were delighted to embark on an exciting new chapter with Bassetlaw Council.

“We are looking forward to managing the hospitality of the venue and we are confident that tgoether with the council we can deliver an exceptional service to the local community,” he said.

“It naturally goes hand in hand with what we do at other venues such as the carvery at Kilton Golf Course.”

He added: “It will create a natural synergy that will give us maximum buying power to help us put together excellent value packages in this wonderful historical facility in Retford. This joint venture is a step forward for Retford Town Hall - with our expertise in the hospitality sector, gained from our other venues, combined with the experience of Bassetlaw Council the only result we can see is a successful venue, delivering exceptional services.”

BPL already manage a number of leisure venues across Bassetlaw, including Kilton Golf Course and leisure centres in Worksop, Bircotes and Retford.

Bassetlaw Council portfolio holder for finance and property June Evans said the authority was looking forward to working with BPL over the next few years.

“We have agreed a two-year contract for BPL to manage the bars at both our town halls,” she said.

“BPL has a good track record in hospitality and they will be able to call on their experience and resources to offer a quality service to the local community.”

To find out more about BPL and the services it offers, visit www.bpl.org.uk