A POPULAR parkland café under threat of closure has been temporarily saved in the hope it can find a new tenant.

The Pavilion Café in Levengrove Park will remain open until May whilst West Dunbartonshire Council seeks a new body to take over the lease of the building after it was agreed the area’s Health and Social Care Partnership (HSPC) would withdraw its management.

Opened in 2019 as part of a £3.7 million regeneration of the Clydeside venue, the coffee shop has become a much-loved stop for park users such as joggers, cyclists and a mum-and-baby group.

However, in a report submitted to a meeting of the HSPC this week, council officers explained a saving of £90,000 would be made if the HSPC stopped its running of the site, as the public body faces a £10.4m budget gap for 2024/25.

Currently, seven people are employed at the venue, with six of these roles fixed term until October 2024.

A total of 11 volunteers also lend a helping hand with the report outlining all will be aided with finding an alternative placement.

Earlier this week, The Dumbarton and Vale Reporter told of regular café user Norrie Provan, who described the prospect of the closure as a ‘nonsense.’ Potential tenants are encouraged to reach out to the council to discuss the future lease of the Pavilion Café.