The lease to operate Bootle Golf Course has been transferred back to Sefton Council. In mid February, the company who leased and managed the facility on Dunnings Bridge Road, Fairways Investment Ltd, went into voluntary liquidation and the course closed.
Following a liquidators meeting on March 1, the company has disclaimed the lease and it formally reverted to Sefton Council on March 7. Sefton Council has now taken responsibility for running the golf course and arrangements are now being put in place to reopen the course again for paid access.
Checks will be put in place to ensure buildings on the course pass health and safety standards and inspections will be carried out on the actual course to make sure it is safe to play.
It is hoped golfers will be able to return to the course this weekend (March 9/10). Cllr Ian Moncur, Cabinet Member Children, Schools, Families and Leisure, said: “Bootle Golf Course is a popular facility and is now back under Sefton Council’s control.
“We will continue to liaise with the resident club (Bootle Golf Club) to keep them informed of progress and further updates will be issued as necessary over the coming weeks.
“It is hoped that the quick action taken by Sefton Council will enable players to continue to enjoy the local facilities after only a brief break in service.”
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