Flying a helicopter
Helicopter stories
Accidents
Acronyms
Jobs new
Airliners
Airshows
Future helicopters
Polls new
For Sale
Contact


Database

47411 serials
20478 photos
4043 heliports



share facebook     twitter     google     linkedin


Sponsors

Viewpoint

Saxon


Promote Your Services Here




share facebook     twitter     google     linkedin

Sponsored by
Viewpoint Saxon

Promote Here





Latest News

5th AHS International Event at San Francisco

DDC Unveils 25Lbs Cargo Drone Raven X1400

CHC $6M for Redevelopment Aberdeen Facilities

Heli Union AW139 New Contract in Gabon

Most Romantic Helicopter Tour In Las Vegas

Activists Destroyed Helicopters During Pope’s Chile visit

FAS AW169 New Contract with Kuwail Oil Co

NTSB Report Bell 525 N525TA July 06, 2016


Newsletter #168     | News

Westlands Leisure Complex in Yeovil To Close


AgustaWestland announce that the Westlands leisure and sports complex in Yeovil (“Westlands”) will close at the end of September 2015.



Westlands Leisure Complex in Yeovil To Close


AgustaWestland, May 12, 2015 - AgustaWestland regrets to announce that the Westlands leisure and sports complex in Yeovil (“Westlands”) will close at the end of September 2015.

The decision has been taken due to increasing costs and the growing subsidy AgustaWestland has had to make to keep the complex open. Other factors taken into consideration were the impending major investments that would be required to modernize the facilities and declining membership.

Two years ago AgustaWestland appointed a partner to manage and develop the facility with the plan to return it to a key entertainment and sports venue within the area and move it to a cost neutral or potential profit making establishment. Despite the best efforts of all involved and having together made improvements in several areas, it has become clear AgustaWestland would have to continue to increase the subsidy it provides to keep the facility open. This follows significant financial losses for the 2014-2015 financial year.

The 29 part and full time employees who work at the facility have been informed today of the planned closure by their employer, who will be supporting them through the process and seeking alternative employment for them where possible.

To minimize the impact of the closure of the facility on its members and individuals that have made bookings for private events, it has been decided to keep the complex open until the end of September 2015 with all bookings that have been made up to this date being honored.

Westlands and AgustaWestland are now informing members of the closure plans and will be engaging with all other parties affected by the closure in the coming days. The management of the facility will also be contacting all those that have made bookings for events and private functions at the complex as soon as possible.

AgustaWestland, which owns the land and facility, has not made any decision on its future, but will ensure the site is protected and secured.


This article is listed in :
UK AgustaWestland UK

Sponsors

Viewpoint

Saxon


Promote Your Services Here




share facebook     twitter     google     linkedin

Sponsored by
Viewpoint Saxon

Promote Here