Holiday village needn't close

PUBLISHED: 01:01 12 November 2008 | UPDATED: 22:35 15 June 2010

I have noticed lately that some of the letters in your paper have been sarcastically critical of those who have expressed concern about the impending closure of Lyme Bay Holiday Village. All good fun, I am sure, but let's not forget that the closure of t

I have noticed lately that some of the letters in your paper have been sarcastically critical of those who have expressed concern about the impending closure of Lyme Bay Holiday Village. All good fun, I am sure, but let's not forget that the closure of the holiday village will result in around 150 people losing their jobs and there is nothing funny about people being put out of work. We can only hope that those who are still there providing great holiday entertainment for their guests won't be out of work for long after the site closes in about twelve weeks time.The really sad fact is that the holiday site shouldn't need to close. Although some seem to think otherwise the site did make a profit and could do so in the future. Regardless of which supermarket gets built Tesco, the holiday village owners, have no plans to do anything with the site, for the foreseeable future. Apart from the day nursery, which will remain for the time being, the rest of the site will simply close and be left. If Tesco don't arrange for care and maintenance of the facilities they will simply fall into disrepair to be yet another derelict scab on the towns landscape.Surely, an open holiday village, providing jobs and attracting around 40,000 paying guests a year to spend money in the local pubs, cafes and shops is better than a derelict eyesore?David LeeBy email


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