Travelodge Deal – Solicitor’s Challenge
- an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, disclosing what would appear to be the first salvo in a potential legal challenge to Scarborough Borough Council’s purchase of the St. Nicholas Hotel and its subsequent leasing to tottering hotel giant Travelodge.
Regular readers will be familiar with the furore over the Executive Decision of SBC Commercial Director Richard BRADLEY (known, somewhat disparagingly, as ‘The Brighton Bin Man’ – a reference to his past experiences in waste management at Brighton & Hove City Council) – to purchase a run-down hotel at an inflated price and lease it to an apparently failing hotel chain.
Thanks to the public-spirited actions of a number of Scarborough Borough Councillors, I am now able to reproduce a (suitably redacted) letter from one of the North of England’s pre-eminent law firms, lodging a Formal Complaint on behalf of a prominent client.
See below, or download here.