Fore­warn­ing to golf club

STOCK­LEY PARK FACES LE­GAL AC­TION OVER ‘RENT AR­REARS AND POOR MAIN­TE­NANCE’

Ruislip & Eastcote & Northwood Gazette - - News - By QASIM PERACHA qasim.peracha@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @qasim­per­acha

STOCK­LEY Park Golf Course is set to face le­gal ac­tion from Hilling­don Coun­cil over an al­leged fail­ure to pay its rent and im­prove main­te­nance.

The coun­cil had warned the golf course that it had to pay its rent ar­rears and im­prove the con­di­tion of the course in a let­ter in July, how­ever has de­cided to pro­ceed with le­gal ac­tion against the club.

The 240-acre land in Uxbridge is leased to Stock­ley Park Golf Course Ltd by the coun­cil, which says the or­gan­i­sa­tion has breached terms of its lease.

A to­tal of £58,333.41 is owed to the coun­cil in rent ar­rears, while res­i­dents have also complained that paths and lawns are poorly main­tained, with lit­ter not be­ing picked and the course be­ing closed to the pub­lic more of­ten than it should be.

The let­ter sent in July high­lighted the breaches of covenant and gave the course a time frame to com­ply, which Hilling­don Coun­cil claims it has failed to do.

Le­gal ac­tion will be now filed against the course.

Coun­cil­lor Ray Pud­di­foot, Leader of Hilling­don Coun­cil, said: “The coun­cil is aware of com­plaints from lo­cal res­i­dents re­gard­ing the up­keep of Stock­ley Park Golf Club and is tak­ing these griev­ances very se­ri­ously.

“We ex­pect the op­er­a­tor to main­tain the site to the high stan­dards that were set out in the orig­i­nal agree­ment of the lease, but these have clearly not been met.

“Hilling­don is recog­nised for its high qual­ity green spa­ces, with the most Green Flags in the UK, and we will not tol­er­ate low stan­dards of main­te­nance at any of our sites.

“We are now tak­ing le­gal ac­tion to rec­tify this sit­u­a­tion.”

We will not tol­er­ate low stan­dards of main­te­nance at any of our sites

Stock­ley Park Golf Course Ltd runs the 240-acre site

IM­AGE: AISLING MAGILL

Ray Pud­di­foot, Leader of Hilling­don Coun­cil

The tree-lined golf course near Uxbridge was de­signed by Robert Trent Jones Se­nior – pic­ture taken Oc­to­ber 2011

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