Homeowners at Billing Aquadrome sign petition calling for manager to be reinstated

Holiday homeowners at Billing Aquadrome are attempting to reinstate a popular general manager through a petition.

Holiday homeowners at Billing Aquadrome are attempting to reinstate a popular general manager through a petition.

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More than 500 names have been gathered on a petition to reinstate a popular general manager at Billing Aquadrome after leisure park owners decided to let him go.

A number of holiday home owners at the Northamptonshire site say they cannot understand why Pure Leisure Group has decided to “dispense” with general manager Nick Allen, when many there believed him to be the best general manager the site has had.

Rebecca Birdsall, who has managed to gather more than 500 names in his support, said: “He is the first manager here in a long time to make changes we can actually see.

“He is approachable, he has held a number of meetings with the holiday home owners and we can’t understand why they got rid of him.”

Holiday home owners are permitted to stay in the static caravans at the Nene Valley based Billing Aquadrome for 11 months of the year.

One owner said the dismissal of Mr Allen marks the eighth different manager at Billing Aquadrome in as many years.

North Lancashire-based Pure Leisure Group, owned by John Morphet, also recently replaced two general managers at Billing Aquadrome’s sister site Cogenhoe Mill, which prompted a strong reaction from residents.

“We are all thinking here we go again,” Ms Birdsall said. “I don’t know whether this is going to bring Mr Allen back.

“We just want to make Mr Morphet realise that he has let someone go who was really good for the company.”

“The homeowners are fed up of having a new manager every year.”

A spokeswoman for Pure Leisure Group said: “Staffing is a private matter and we will not comment on individual cases.

“What I can say is that this will have no bearing on the ongoing investment and improvement program at Billing Aquadrome, which has just won another award for its green environmental policies.”

The petition has been submitted to Pure Leisure Group.