FAMILIES holidaying in
Southport over September 2012 and onwards may now have an
additional spring in their step thanks to a national trampoline
manufacturer, supplier and retailer. Super Tramp has supplied Pontins Southport Holiday Park with a 6-bed trampoline system so
that young people staying at the park will be able to get fit while
Martin Schofield, Chief Executive Officer of Super Tramp,
explained:- “Trampolining is good for your health and
co-ordination and it is a fun and easy way for people to exercise.
We worked closely with staff at Pontins Southport Holiday Park,
which is located on Shore Road in Ainsdale, to make sure they had
the right system to meet their requirements.
We supplied the park with a 6 bed Modular Trampoline System. Each
trampoline is competition size and powered by 110, 11 inch springs,
which help to give the user lots of bounce.”
Pontins has been operating for more than 60 years and provides
traditional family holidays at 5 coastal locations across the UK.
Mark Teare, General Manager at Pontins Southport Holiday Park,
said:- “We decided to install the trampolines because it is a
fun way for youngsters to get some exercise while they are staying
Super Tramp helped us to choose the best trampoline system for our
needs and we were particularly drawn to how colourful and
eye-catching they are.
Our visitors have already been making good use of them and they are
proving to be very popular. Similar systems will soon be installed
at our four sister parks across the country.”
Super Tramp was founded more than 25 years ago when it introduced
the first garden trampolines into the UK. Back in the 1980s
the family-run business was pioneering, now it is seen as one of the
nation’s best-known suppliers of trampolines to retailers and
Martin added:- “We are delighted that visitors to Pontins
Southport Holiday Park have been enjoying the trampolines.
We are looking forward to helping the company install similar
systems at its other parks.”
Since Super Tramp’s launch it has extended its product range, while
constantly striving to ensure safety and performance. It now offers
a collection of trampolines suitable for garden play and family
Martin continued:- “We pride ourselves on customer service and
attention to detail – for example, all our trampolines are equipped
with the exact number of springs needed to give the recommended user
the best bounce possible.”
Super Tramp trampolines are available for all the family and can fit
in most outdoor spaces and gardens of all different shapes and
sizes. It also stocks trampoline replacement and spare parts to fit
most trampolines, including other brands too.
THE MAYOR of Liverpool has
announced an extensive review of the City’s street entertainment
policy, with the aim of bringing forward amended proposals.
Discussions with all stakeholders; including representatives of the
busking community; follow a legal challenge to the recently
It had included the introduction of permits, an increase in the
number of official pitches and a booking system designed to make the
system fairer by giving more buskers the opportunity to perform.
Mayor Joe Anderson said:- “Buskers are an essential part of
the vibrancy of Liverpool City Centre and, contrary to some of the
misleading and overblown commentary about the changes, it was never
our intention to limit their activity.
The aim was to put arrangements in place which would benefit buskers
by bringing about a fairer system which gave opportunities to more
performers and increased the public’s enjoyment of the City Centre
What we were aiming to do was tackle issues such as loud music
blasting out for hours on end which city centre businesses rightly
complain to us about.
This policy was agreed at the beginning of June at a public meeting
of the Cabinet, after consultation and input from a number of
interested parties, including buskers.
In August a written objection was received from lawyers acting on
behalf of one of the buskers, threatening legal proceedings. As well
as contesting the overall policy, the lawyers also brought a
completely unnecessary emergency application to try and prevent us
from reserving the right to restrict an area for busking activity
for health and safety reasons at the Mathew Street Music Festival.
The Judge threw out that application and found in our favour,
agreeing that we had the right to take those steps, given our
concern for public safety.
While I am satisfied that the proposed policy is lawful and
reasonable, I am more than willing to listen to the comments and
observations of those who have some concerns. It was always intended to be subject to review and so we will
now hold one, to which all interested parties will be invited to
I have never seen the necessity of legal proceedings, as the city
council has been more than willing to engage with the parties
involved, but the court timetable now in place as a result of
proceedings having been issued, would mean that our review would
have to be completed in a relatively short time to avoid having to
go back to court. That obviously places a time constraint on the
review and I don’t want it to be rushed in any way, or for anybody
to feel they have not had an opportunity to have their say.
The common sense approach is for us to agree not to implement the
policy so that the unnecessary court proceedings, with the
associated costs for both sides, can be brought to an end and we can
instead get on with working together to deliver a solution which
will satisfy everyone. I am therefore instructing the City Solicitor
to contact the Solicitors who brought the Judicial Review
proceedings immediately to agree an Order to be put before the court
which will stop the legal proceedings."
Airport bosses head for Abu Dhabi
World Route Development event
THE Senior Management from
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA) along with colleagues from
owners The Vantage Airport Group are heading to Abu Dhabi this week
to meet with airlines from across the globe at the 18th World Route
Development Forum. The conference, taking place from 29 September to
2 October 2012, is an annual global gathering of the world’s top
airlines and airports and is seen as the meeting place for the
world's route development industry. The team attending from JLA
includes the CEO, the Commercial Director and other Senior Airport
Management who will bemeeting with a number of key decision makers
from airlines from the UK, Europe and elsewhere across the globe, as
the Airport looks to develop business further. High on the agenda
will be the recently completed £12m terminal developments as the
Airport team briefs airlines on the significance of these
improvements and the subsequent extremely positive feedback from
customers now using the airport. Meetings are already booked with
approximately 20 airlines during the four day event. Craig Richmond,
CEO commented:- “Having invested over £12m in the terminal
here at JLA, we believe these recent improvements have created a
‘best in class’ passenger experience. This event gives us a great
opportunity to tell airlines about the changes that have taken place
and the opportunities available to develop their business from here
as a consequence.”