TO enable the Toast Café on Leeds Road, Ilkley to reopen for takeaways they have come to an agreement for a seating area in the forecourt outside Ridings House on the opposite side of the road. Natasha Byers and Lisa Jenkins, of Toast contacted the Ridings House owners to establish if they would be agreeable to this arrangement as they did not want to cause pedestrian congestion on their side of the road whilst serving their food and beverages. The Ridings House owners Gwynneth and Norman Deakin spoke to the ground floor tenants, Christian Eckersley, Diane Broadhead and Peter Bedwell of Bright Wealth Management and all agreed that this would be a great opportunity to help a small local independent business recover from the current situation and help Ilkley take a further small step on the way back to normality. So, from the June 17 clientele have been able once again to enjoy Toast’s produce thanks to local business cooperation.

The tenants are Bright Wealth Management