Cider Rally 2014
Cider Rally Bookings on hold whilst we seek clarification from the Administrators!!!!
More updates very soon
"Current Status" Update
4th November 2013
The following was communicated to members at the AGM
You may be aware that the Company that owns Sand Bay Leisure Resort (Hollybush Hotels Limited) has gone into administration whilst the Administrators look for a buyer. The email below has been received 4th November 2013.
“I write further to the appointment of Peter Holder, Nick Cropper and Anne O’Keefe as Joint Administrators of the Company 11 October 2013.
The Joint Administrators are continuing to trade the Hotel in Administration, whilst pursuing a sale of the business as a going concern. A key part of this strategy is that bookings confirmed by the Company and any associated deposits paid prior to appointment are honoured. It is the intention of the Joint Administrators to honour those bookings. In the event that a sale is agreed, we would also expect any purchaser to do the same.
Historically, the Company utilised the advance booking deposits it collected in the course of its trading, rather than placing them in a separate deposit account. As a result, the Joint Administrators are not able to refund a deposit should a booking be cancelled.
In the event that a customer cancels their booking, deposit holders will be entitled to submit a claim in the Administration. Such claims rank as unsecured claims against the Company. The Joint Administrators do not have the statutory powers to agree this class of creditor; claims will be forwarded to a Liquidator, should one be appointed in the future”
The Committee has thought long and hard as to the best way forward with the Cider Rally.
If we look for somewhere else for 2014 then members will not want to book again as they will have lost their money as above.
We have therefore decided to “freeze” everything until January 2014 when we will contact Administrators again for an up to date report.
Should any further information come to hand we will of course post this via the Website and Hardly News.
Bridgwater Chapter Committee
5th November 2013
Our Dealer Principle and Chapter Director are actively pursuing the Administrators to set up an urgent meeting.
More details here as they happen