Fight over Jubilee Park’s future continues

Centre of attention: Jubilee Park in Woodhall Spa
Centre of attention: Jubilee Park in Woodhall Spa

A leading opponent of a deal to hand control of Jubilee Park in Woodhall Spa to a new company is calling for a judicial review into the process.

Parish councillors are planning to sign a 99-year lease with directors of the new company - Jubilee Park Woodhall Spa Limited - at a meeting next Tuesday.

It follows more than 18 months of controversy surrounding the future of the park.

Details of the lease have yet to be revealed.

However, resident Daphne Robinson has accused the parish council of failing to complying with a number of regulations in the 1999 Local Government Act regarding a ‘duty to consult’ and ‘transparency.’

Mrs Robinson claims the parish council has not obtained - or made public - ‘appropriate information’ regarding the deal.

She says another company - Jubilee Park Leisure - is still interested in taking control of the park.

Mrs Robinson, a former parish councillor, wants 
both companies to present their business plans to residents, followed by an independently controlled referendum to decide the preferred option.

Her comments come amid allegations two leading parish council figures have been reported to East Lindsey District Council’s monitoring officer.

Lucy Wells has also become the fourth member of the parish council to resign over the saga.

Mrs Robinson said: “The whole thing is a fiasco and no-one seems to know what is going on or how, or why, key decisions were made.