LED in talks to take over seafront bowling alley

Exmouth's seafront bowling alley. Exmouth's seafront bowling alley.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
9:27 AM

Exmouth’s seafront bowling alley could be taken over by the operators of East Devon District Council’s leisure centres.

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Peter Gilpin, the chief executive of LED Leisure Management Ltd, has confirmed that the not-for-profit leisure trust is in discussions with Mark and Rachael Quinn of Harlequinns Leisure, which owns the Ocean Blue complex, about the possible transfer of management of the facility.

Mr Gilpin said: “I have had some very positive discussions with Mark and Rachael and although a lot of issues still remain to be resolved, both parties are hopeful that these can be overcome.

“If we are able to do so, we would want to try to reach agreement in the coming weeks and work towards a transfer of the management of the complex in the near future.

“This would be a very exciting development for LED as the Ocean Blue complex has tremendous potential and is already an iconic building on Exmouth seafront.”

Mark Quinn said: “Rachael and I are working hard to get the final phase of the development completed, which will see one of the largest soft play centres in the region and an adjoining cafe installed on the first floor in time for the school summer holidays.

“If we can also reach agreement with LED over the management of the complex by then it would be great to have such a well-respected and professional leisure company take it on and see it fulfil its potential.”

Should the management transfer go ahead, LED says it will honour all existing bookings and quotations, and that all staff will also transfer with their terms and conditions of employment fully protected.

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