A popular coffee shop at Lesnes Abbey in Belvedere / Abbey Wood has been asked by Bexley Council to leave its site at the end of this month.
The authority are refusing to renew the lease to Abbey Good coffee and are believed to want to operate the site themselves. Since opening two years ago the family-run coffee shop has provided great customer service and engaged widely with local people – which is not always the case with many businesses.
They have helped attract visitors to the gardens and grounds plus offer a permanent presence in an area known for anti-social behaviour.
A loyal customer base has built up over time and there are now fears the spot will remain empty over the summer.
A petition has been created here asking Bexley Council to support local businesses and renew the lease.
I took a look around the revamped area back in 2016.