Pontins has officially announced the immediate closure of its site located in Prestatyn, Denbighshire. Simultaneously, another park situated at Camber Sands in East Sussex is also slated for quick closure, as declared by the company. In an official statement on their website, Pontins assured customers affected by these closures that the company’s team would reach out to them promptly for the necessary refunds. The report also apologized for any inconvenience caused by these sudden developments.
Among the affected events was a planned “wet and wild weekender” organized by the record label Tidy Trax at the Prestatyn site. Expressing shock and concern over the news, Tidy Trax shared on Facebook that they received notification of the closure via email at 15:00 GMT. The label’s spokesperson mentioned ongoing efforts to liaise with Pontins for more comprehensive information and clarity on the unfolding situation. Tidy Trax is committed to updating its customers within the next 24 hours as the situation unfolds.
Reacting to the unexpected closure, Vale of Clwyd MP James Davies sought additional information from Britannia Hotels, the owners of Pontins. He took to social media, formerly known as Twitter, to express that the site had garnered a negative reputation over time. Davies said hoped that this closure could pave the way for positive changes that would benefit the town.
Similarly, the area’s Senedd member, Gareth Davies, conveyed sadness and surprise regarding the sudden closure in a post on social media platform X. He extended his thoughts to the staff, their families, and all individuals associated with Pontins Prestatyn, acknowledging the challenging nature of the current circumstances.