The other day we published details of the somewhat mysterious company, Oakland Golf and Leisure Ltd , which since 2011 has been the sub-contactor of Serco Leisure Operating Ltd, provider of leisure services for West Lancashire Borough Council since 2004 as described by the then “Relevant Portfolio Holder: Councillor D.A. Westley” and the “Contact for further Information: John Nelson” LEISURE CONTRACT – URGENT DECISION in COUNCIL: 20th October 2004.
As we showed full details of Oaklandgandl including claims of projects completed, under construction, or in planning, including Beacon Park under construction, the website also claimed a project in Leeds, “under construction”. As it happens, although the company claims its address to be in London, it declared to Companies House its address to be at Mill Cottage, 20 Rockery Road, Horsforth, Leeds. That address is also quoted on a planning document submitted to WLBC in respect of Beacon Park Golf Course.
But now, if you try to find Oaklandgandl you will receive the message “Looks Like This Domain Isn’t Connected To A Website Yet! Is this your domain? Connect it to your Wix website in just a few easy steps”.
That’s a pity, because we would hope to find at least one golf project completed by them to report on. Instead, we are left with Beacon Park and its landfill experts Serco now under “notice of improvement and compliance with planning permission”. Footgolf as played safely on real courses like this is dangerous if it is allowed on a sham landfilled course like this ?