Give burger van a go

PUBLISHED: 18:21 18 September 2008 | UPDATED: 07:05 30 May 2010

I VE often wondered why there isn t a cafe or catering van in the vicinity of the Dunmow Rec to service the dog-walkers, skate-boarders, and of course the hoards of football players and supporters who descend upon the rec during the weekends. It would be

I'VE often wondered why there isn't a cafe or catering van in the vicinity of the Dunmow Rec to service the dog-walkers, skate-boarders, and of course the hoards of football players and supporters who descend upon the rec during the weekends.

It would be brilliant to be able to buy a hot drink on a cold winter's day, or a cold drink on a hot summer's day.

And if there were a couple of sun brollies, tables and chairs put out, even better...

I do understand the concerns regarding the encouragement of unhealthy eating habits, but it appears that the prospective caterer is intending to serve healthy fare as well as burgers.

If this is genuinely the case, and if agreement can be reached that the caterer will not serve anybody in school uniform until after the school day (in order that pupils aren't encouraged to slip out of school during breaks) then that's two major concerns dealt with.

Another major concern is mess, but if there are adequate waste paper bins throughout the area - which there should be anyway - plus the caterer accepts responsibility for clearing up any litter generated by his or her sales, then with luck this can be managed.

I hope so, as it's never too late to educate people to throw litter into bins, and perhaps with the right notices placed around the van, some bad habits will be changed.

If all of the above proves to be feasible, then the idea of a burger van has my full support. I just hope somebody allow it to have a chance.

C Redgers, by e-mail

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