Mallory Park closes

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Re: Mallory Park closes

Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:14 pm

scimjim wrote:Copied from the Leicestershire Mercury (their page is full of annoying ads)
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Re: Mallory Park closes

Post by Scimher » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:08 pm

Sounds potentially promising........



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Re: Mallory Park closes

Post by Crouchie_b » Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:37 am

So to paraphrase the company that had been running the track whilst ignoring the noise order has been prosectuted and then liquidated despite having a substantial balance on account.
The Council are taking to the Landlord & Administrator with regards to keeping the circuit open.
The Council will then look to serve a new notice on the new operator.


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Re: Mallory Park closes

Post by scimjim » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:48 am

Titan Properties (ie Chris Meek, who owns the circuit) have revealed that they offered a 50% reduction in rent which was refused by MPML/BARC as not being enough!


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Re: Mallory Park closes

Post by AndyD » Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:37 pm

There appears to be quite a lot going on behind the headlines with this, but reading
scimjim wrote: so a few ruin it for the thousands.
I also read the article in Classic Car Weekly 9th OCtober. It states:

"In 2012 the council had 153 complaints about noise, Of these, 72 came from a single household, while 35 came from another household. A total of 47 villagers had also signed a petition agains the noise"

Interesting numbers!

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Re: Mallory Park closes

Post by scimjim » Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:08 pm

No doubt that a small number of local residents were instrumental in this - but the root cause was the over-use by BARC (particularly the addition of Jap/drift days which directly affected the village) and escalated through the local council process (who IMHO were implicit in the breaking of the 1985 ruling through ignorance or deliberately ignoring it) - all should have been sorted outside the courts but what is done, is done.


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Re: Mallory Park closes

Post by AndyD » Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:24 pm

Indeed. I dont think building a moto-x track helped either. Or the abolition by the BARC in 2008 of the "liason committee" which had communicated with the viallage
scimjim wrote:all should have been sorted outside the courts but what is done, is done.
True. I am watching and keeping fingers crossed for a resolution.

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Re: Mallory Park closes

Post by Barrie James » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:56 pm

MikeyBikey wrote:makes my blood boil. Would the councils et al follow the same approach to stopping a church ringing its bells on a sunday.
Believe it or not, a couple moved into the 'Old Vicarage' in a village near ours a couple of years ago. The first Sunday they were there they complained to the Vicar about the bells, and informed him that they would take him to Court if he continued to allow them to be rung. They took the Vicar to Court a few months later, on a private prosecution, only to have the case thrown out and have the Magistrate fine them for Contempt of Court.


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Re: Mallory Park closes

Post by AndyD » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:55 pm

Now that is good! :lol:

Are they still there??

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Re: Mallory Park closes

Post by Scimher » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:09 pm

Wonderful, Barrie.......Ignorant oafs challenging one of the great rural sounds........



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Re: Mallory Park closes

Post by Nick » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:58 am

I wonder what the locals will think when they build 5000 houses there :w


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Re: Mallory Park closes

Post by scimjim » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:05 am

looks like it's been saved?

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Mallo ... story.html

By Leicester Mercury | Posted: December 05, 2013

Motor racing has been saved at Mallory Park after new operators were confirmed to take over the circuit.

Stuart Hicken and Eddie Roberts, both well known in the motorcycle racing world, have formed a jointly owned company - Real Motorsport Limited - to run the track.

The announcement comes after the circuit’s previous operating company, Mallory Park (Motorsport) Limited (MPML), was placed in liquidation.

In a statement released earlier today, Mr Hicken and Mr Roberts said: “This is a great day for us both. We have grown up with Mallory Park, firstly as spectators, then as competitors and now running businesses associated with the sport.”

Mr Roberts owns Complog, a leading worldwide retailer of motorcycle tyres that also supplies the British Superbike Series. He had a 20-year racing career that saw him compete in many events, including Grand Prix and the Isle of Man TT.

Mr Hicken is owner of the Buildbase BMW Motorrad UK British Superbike Team. He started racing in the late 1960s and then managed successful racing teams for others before setting up his own, Hawk Racing squad.

In their statement, they said: “We would like to thank circuit owner Chris Meek for giving us the opportunity of re-establishing Mallory Park, and also Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council for advice regarding noise issues and the community.”

The pair will now set upon a programme of works to get the circuit into shape for the forthcoming season. They said they were planning on staging their first race meeting in the spring, together with a programme of practice and track hire days.


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Re: Mallory Park closes

Post by Scimher » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:16 am

....That's terrific news - here's wishing them every success..........



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