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Burger van owner 'delighted' he is allowed to stay in Pymmes Park after apology from Enfield Borough Council
The owner of a burger van is "delighted" he has won his fight to remain in an Edmonton park.
Fevzi Vedat, who runs hot food and ice cream business Mr Magic UK in Pymmes Park, was told by Enfield Borough Council yesterday that he is permitted to stay in the park for an extra year.
The 44-year-old threatened the authority with court action after it told him to leave the park by September 30 to make way for a new catering company.
He insisted the council failed to inform him that a new tendering process had been introduced in the park, meaning he lost out to another bidder.
Mr Vedat, who lives in Ordnance Road in Enfield Lock, said: “I am delighted. I feel great, I feel good.
“I am sure the council realised what they did wrong - they didn’t inform me so they apologised.
“The council is not happy because I put so much pressure on them and it came out in the paper."
The father-of-two, who has run the Halal business in Pymmes Park for two years, was desperate to keep his spot to support his family as well as serve the community.
He plans to reapply next year to stay in the park, and even hopes to expand his business by building a permanent canteen to enable him to feed more visitors.
He said the stress has affected his health over recent months, and hopes the council will be more transparent about tendering processes in the future to ensure the same problem does not arise.
The businessman, who works every Saturday during the winter and every day during the summer, said his stall is particularly popular with young footballers who use the park to train with their clubs at weekends.
The Enfield Independent is waiting for a comment from the council.