West Sussex County Council today announced that Adur Outdoor Activities Centre will go into voluntary liquidation, but revealed that a number of parties have expressed an interest in taking over.
Following the shock announcement last month that the activities centre will close following the withdrawal of the centre’s Trust, clubs and customers have been up in arms over the centre’s uncertain future.
Today a spokesman for West Sussex County Council said: “FRP Advisory has now been formally instructed to place the Adur Outdoor Activity Centre into creditors voluntary liquidation.
“We have also been informed the staff at the centre have been made redundant with effect from October 31.
“The AOAC will continue caretaking arrangements for the building until November 12. After that it is likely the keys will return into the possession of the County Council.”
A meeting of shareholders and creditors is to be held on November 12 in Worthing to decide what happens next. An inventory of AOAC assets has been compiled ahead of the meeting.
The spokesman continued: “A number of parties have expressed an interest in taking over the centre.
“We are currently considering a number of options to try and keep the building running for the benefit of the local community, even if there has to be a period of closure over the winter period.
“We understand informal arrangements have been in place for the building to be used for home education classes.
“We are now discussing what arrangements can be put in place for them.”
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