Wicksteed Park company goes into administration

The company that operates the park's leisure facilities has gone into administration

Monday, 15th June 2020, 6:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th June 2020, 12:18 pm
Wicksteed Park Limited has gone into administration

Wicksteed Park Limited has gone into administration and staff have been laid off, the Northants Telegraph understands.

The company operated the leisure park within Wicksteed Park. Wicksteed Charitable Trust owns the land.

A letter sent to staff seen by the Northants Telegraph on Monday (June 15) was titled 'Wicksteed Park Limited - In Administration'.

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The letter, from Grant Thornton LLP, said: "As discussed on our call today, the leisure park and events business of the Company has been critically impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak and has been unable to trade over its peak summer period.

"The financial impact of this lack of trading has led to the administration of the company."

The park has been closed since lockdown and was facing a summer without visitors paying for rides and attractions, events and reduced numbers paying for parking.

Wicksteed Charitable Trust was given £2.4m from the Heritage Lottery fund in 2018 to restore the historical heart

Staff at the park were told the news today and have lost their jobs.

The letter told staff to complete a redundancy payments service form to claim arrears.

The Northants Telegraph has contacted representatives for Wicksteed Park for comment.