31 Dec 2020
Barnehurst Golf Course operators Mytime Active have asked to be released from their lease with the Council from 31 March 2021.
Mytime Active have operated the course since 2009, but like many other service providers, the current pandemic has affected their business.
Cabinet Member for Places, Cllr Peter Craske will take the decision this week to allow Mytime Active to withdraw from the site next year. The decision will be subject to the Council’s usual seven day ‘call in’ period.
Mytime Active will be contacting all club members and any remaining customers that still have bookings at the course to ensure all outstanding customer queries are concluded satisfactorily. Anyone with concerns or questions should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8323 1765 or visit the Mytime Active website https://www.mytimeactive.co.uk/barnehurst-golf-course-faqs
Cllr Craske said: “This year has seen so many businesses affected by this terrible virus. I’ll be very sad to see Mytime Active end their relationship with us. They have operated the course well over the last 11 years and it will be a shame to see them go, but I fully understand the reasoning behind their decision.
“I have been assured that they will continue to maintain the course up until 31 March and will be on hand to answer any enquiries until then. We hope to start our search for new course operator in the new year.”
The current plan is for the site to be marketed as a golfing facility in order for the clubhouse, driving range and course to reopen as swiftly as possible. There are no plans to use the site for any other purpose.
The decision is available to read in full https://democracy.bexley.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=2950