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Royal British Legion selling
4 of its Break Centre Hotels including Bying House, Southport
ON 2 September 2020, we are told
that The Royal British Legion has instructed Colliers International's Hotels
Agency team to sell four of its Coastal Break Centres:- in Southport
(Merseyside), Portrush (Northern Ireland), Bridlington (North Yorkshire) and
Weston-Super-Mare (Somerset). The properties are now closed and in excellent
condition having received significant investment from the charity and can be
purchased individually or for a combined guide price of ₤4.175 million.
Byng House, 30 Promenade, Southport, Merseyside, can be accessed directly from
Southport promenade into the reception area. It has 36 en-suite letting bedrooms
and if an owner would like to purchase this as an individual asset, offers are
being sought in the region of ₤1,650,000.
The property has extensive public areas which have been furnished to a high
quality, including:- a bar; activity room; conservatory lounge; hair salon;
dining room; day room/lounge; games room and a cinema room. The property also
has the potential to be turned into alternative uses (STPP).
Robert Smithson, Surveyor in Hotels Agency at Colliers International commented:-
"Southport became popular during the Victorian era and has retained many
features from that time, which are especially noticeable along Lord Street, the
main shopping area in the town. It is renowned for its beaches and often
described as the 'Paris of the North' or the 'Jewel of the North West.' Tourism
plays a major role in the Town's economy and in recent years significant
investment has been made in the Town's infrastructure, including new sea
defences, the promenade and tourist attractions. Apart from the seaside, visitor
attractions include the Southport Flower Show, the Air Show, the Jazz Festival
and the town's nightlife, as well as bird watching or walking and cycling on
Sefton's natural coast. Southport is also known as England's golfing capital
with easy access to six championship standard golf courses including the world
famous Royal Birkdale, Hesketh, Hillside, Southport and Ainsdale, Formby Hall,
and the West Lancashire Golf Club. The popular tourist resort is situated on the
coast of the North West and is easily connected to other centres through the
motorway network, so would do well from a trading perspective. Nearby towns and
cities include Preston (17 miles); Liverpool (20 miles); Warrington (31 miles);
Blackburn (32 miles); Bolton (37 miles) and Manchester (42 miles). The Town is
also one of the most successful conference destinations in the North West,”
added Smithson. It benefits from the 1,631 seat capacity Southport Theatre and
Conference Centre, located on the promenade and the nearby 1930's built Floral
Hall complex and 1970's Theatre.”
The other Royal British Legion Hotels which are being sold are:-
► Somerset Legion House, 57 Beach Road, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, which has
47 en-suite bedrooms and can be purchased for ₤1,200,000.
► Alderson House, 70 Marine Drive South, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, which has
26 en-suite bedrooms and can be purchased for ₤800,000.
► Bennet House, 17 Lansdowne Crescent, Portrush, Northern Ireland, which has 15
en-suite bedrooms and can be purchased for ₤525,000.
Smithson added:- "The high quality finish of the properties would lend
themselves well to a 'boutique' style of operation and the extensive public
areas would also make the properties suitable for exclusive use weddings or
functions. There is also an opportunity for a new owner to capitalise on the
renaissance of the UK 'staycation' market; particularly in the wake of COVID-19
where coastal and country Hotels are considered to be 1 market, which will
bounce back the quickest."
The key things you need to
know about Manchester Airport
THROUGHOUT the pandemic the
Manchester Airport has worked closely with its airlines and retailers to align
its operations with passenger demand, to deliver the best possible customer
experience. For the last 3 months, are being told that the airport has been
operating a range of measures to keep all passengers and staff safe. These
include:- wearing face coverings, enhanced cleaning, Perspex screens, bookable
security slots, and temperature checks. Manchester Airport has also taken other
stops to efficiently meet the capacity and demand for travel, flights and that
meant opening up Terminal 2, but a drop in passengers has mean t that flights
currently operating from Terminal 2 will now be a move to Terminal 1.
Passengers are advised to check which terminal they're flying from before
arriving at the airport, as some airlines are operating from a different
terminal than usual. For more information see:-
Karen Smart, MD at Manchester Airport, said:- "In responding to the recent
government changes to quarantine and to efficiently meet the current capacity
and demand, we’ve made the decision to close Terminal 2 from tomorrow. This will
allow us to provide the best possible customer experience for those that want to
travel, safely through our other 2 terminals. In what would normally be our
busiest time of the year, it is pleasing to see carriers like Blue Islands
launching services from Manchester, offering vital domestic connectivity and
also access to our wider route network. I’d like to thank all our passengers for
continuing to abide by the measures in place during these uncertain times, and
also thank all our staff who have gone above and beyond to ensure safe travel
Passengers should also be aware that they will now need to quarantine on return
to the UK if traveling to destinations removed from the travel corridors list.
They are reminded to check the latest Government guidance on travel corridors
and requirements upon returning to the UK:-
₤2 million fund for local
action on air quality
NEW round of
funding opens for Local Authorities to help clean up dirty air
for communities. The Government has announced the latest round
of funding for local projects to improve air quality across
England. Local Authorities can bid for a portion of at least ₤2
million for a wide range of projects to improve air quality and
create cleaner and healthier environments. Since it was
established, the Air Quality Grant scheme has awarded around
₤64.5 million to a variety of projects benefitting Schools,
businesses, and communities, and reducing the impact of dirty
air on people's healt.
These projects have contributed to the significant improvement
in air quality seen in the UK in recent decades. Levels of fine
particulate matter (PM2.5) particles or liquid droplets in the
air which present the greatest risk to public health; have
reduced by 9% since 2010, and levels of nitrogen dioxide from
vehicles are now at their lowest levels since records began.
Environment Minister Rebecca Pow said:- "Air pollution,
and in particular PM2.5, carries enormous risks to human health
which is why we are continuing to provide funding to local
authorities to help them take action. This is part of delivering
on the ambition in our world leading Clean Air Strategy to halve
the harm to human health from air pollution by 2030. We know
that Local Authorities are in the best position to address the
issues they face in their areas and we look forward to receiving
ideas for ways to reduce emissions and promote cleaner, greener
Transport Minister Rachel Maclean said:- "I'm delighted to
see the launch of the next round of funding for councils in
towns and cities across the country to help reduce transport
emissions and improve air quality for our local communities.
From Schools, to local businesses and households, it's vital
that we support a diverse range of projects to create cleaner,
greener and healthier places to live...."
The grant application process is competitive, with projects to
tackle PM 2.5 particularly welcomed by Defra. The best projects
will also develop long term solutions to increase awareness and
encourage behavior change.
Applicants in previous years have been awarded funding to test
indoor air quality and the effectiveness of filter systems in
Schools, develop clean air village projects joining up several
London boroughs, and raise awareness around domestic burning and
the dangers of using harmful fuels such as coal and wet wood.
Applications for the grant open from 2 September and close, at
12pm, on 14 October 2020.
This fund will contribute towards meeting the objectives of
Defra's 2019 Clean Air Strategy, the most ambitious air quality
strategy in a generation, which has been praised by the World
Health Organisation as:- "an example for the rest of the
world to follow..."
It also complements the wider UK plan for tackling roadside
nitrogen dioxide concentrations, which includes a ₤3.5 billion
investment into air quality and cleaner transport. The plan is
supporting the uptake of low emissions vehicles, getting more
people to cycle and walk, and encouraging cleaner public
Local Authorities in England are invited to apply via Bravo.
Further details on how to apply are available on the Air Quality
Total UK cases COVID-19 cases
in and around Liverpool City Region
THE total number of UK
Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections that have been laboratory
confirmed, within the UK, has risen by 1,508 cases and the
total number now stand at 338,676, that includes tests
carried out by commercial partners which are not included in
the 4 National totals.
The number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the
total, was sadly reported to be 10 according to the
Department of Health. The total number of deaths of people
who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public
Health or NHS laboratory is 41,514.
The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
797. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in
mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 82. Daily
number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 109.
In England, there are a total of 292,418 confirmed cases.
North West - total of 53,857 confirmed cases.
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the
Liverpool City Region are as follows:-
► Liverpool, 2,899 confirmed cases.
► Halton, 744 confirmed cases.
► Knowsley, 1,091 confirmed cases.
► Sefton, 1,711 confirmed cases.
► St. Helens, 1,291 confirmed cases
► Wirral, 2,240 confirmed cases.
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within
Local Authorities around the Liverpool City
Region are as follows:-
with Darwen, 1,860 confirmed cases.
► Blackpool, 1,106 confirmed cases.
Bolton, 2,455 confirmed cases.
Bury, 1,608 confirmed cases.
Cheshire East, 2,406 confirmed cases.
Cheshire West and Chester, 2,159 confirmed
► Lancashire, 8,308 confirmed cases.
Manchester, 4,369 confirmed cases.
Oldham, 2,968 confirmed cases.
Preston, 1,457 confirmed cases.
Rochdale, 2,295 confirmed cases.
Salford, 1,845 confirmed cases.
► Stockport, 2,000 confirmed cases.
► Tameside, 1,966 confirmed cases.
► Trafford, 1,718 confirmed cases.
► Warrington, 1,434 confirmed cases.
► Wigan, 2,339 confirmed cases.
WARNING - Some areas within England which are currently in Lockdown or
have Enhanced Restrictions
LOCKDOWN restrictions have been eased in:-
Stockport, Burnley, Hyndburn, parts of Bradford,
excluding Bradford City and Keighley Town, parts of
Calderdale, excluding:- Halifax, and parts of
Kirklees, excluding:- Dewsbury and Batley.
According to Government rules, people living in
these areas can now:-
Socialise in groups of up to 2 households indoors or
in private gardens
Stay overnight at somebody else's home but must try
to social distance
Book close contact services such as facials and brow
or eyelash treatments
Visit bowling alleys, roller rinks, soft play
centres and casinos
Measures were imposed at the end of July amid a rise
Stockport has joined Wigan in being allowed to have
2 households socialise indoors.
But in:- Bolton, Trafford, Manchester, Salford,
Rochdale, Bury and Tameside it is still banned. In
Oldham people are advised not to meet up with other
households outdoors as well.
Daily reported COVID deaths are now measured across the UK
as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the 1st
laboratory confirmed positive COVID test.
Daily and cumulative
numbers of COVID-19 patients admitted to Hospital. Data are
not updated every day by all 4 nations and the figures are
not comparable as Wales include suspected COVID-19 patients
while the other nations include only confirmed cases.
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