Race Is On To Save Abne Cafe After Council Reprieve Following Eviction Notice


A campaign has been launched to save a Cheadle community cafe – and they face a race against time after
Abney Cafe – situated in Abney Hall Park – was served a notice of eviction for March 1st by Stockport Council.
And, as we went to press, distraught owners Kate and Steve Peacock and shocked regulars have taken swift action to try and prevent the closure of the popular community eatery.
The well-known cafe, run by Kate and Stephen Peacock in Abney Hall Park, has boosted the number of park users, provided toilet facilities and sensibly-priced food and drinks. The Peacocks have also organised events like the annual Easter Egg Hunt and the dog show.
But, thanks to a swift response on social media, there is hope that the cafe can stay open.
Local councillor Iain Roberts said:
“The council says there have been issues agreeing a lease on the cafe over the last few months, and so the council has decided to evict the Peacocks and close down the cafe. The Peacocks have agreed on the terms of the lease and just need another week to provide all the paperwork. I have asked the council to give them that time,” said Iain.