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The decent, honest and honourable men who own M B Hotels Ltd. have finally managed to force us to vacate our club premises, despite the agreement the club had with them until July, 2012.

Our website has been changed to reflect this fact, and do check it out as the whole sorry story will be published in the weeks ahead.

However we are determined to continue and are actively looking for premises in the area. Friends of mine very kindly agreed to store everything for us in their dry basement (but surprisingly declined to let us set up the club track there).

If anyone in the East Sussex area hears of suitable premises at an affordable rent (a minimum space of 25 x 25 feet, dry and warm), then please send me a PM.

The club will revert to its original name of the Bexhill Scale Slot Car Club (I can't quite stomach the idea of any reference to the High Beech Hotel with its cockroaches), and we'll let you know what the situation is as things develop.

Many thanks for the messages of support we have received.

Martin
 

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Just a suggestion, it,s not unknown for a club with under utilised premises to host another club with a hopefully temporary housing problem .Oaklands did this for their local scalex club to the benefit of both. Oaklands gained help towards the rent and enjoyed the occasional scalex race and the scalex club kept their core membership intact untill suitable premises were found, whereupon we again went our separate ways. the fellowship has remained.
 

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Hi Martin, Hope you find another premises very soon. Reason i haven't been in touch re your track is because of similar reasons to your clubs demise ! I'm sure you will find something. Mike
 

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QUOTE (Yazoo @ 5 Jan 2012, 18:59) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Martin, Hope you find another premises very soon. Reason i haven't been in touch re your track is because of similar reasons to your clubs demise ! I'm sure you will find something. Mike

I am sorry to hear that. Why is it that landlords treat their tenants so badly? I hope you can resolve your problems, Mike, and that your club flourishes. One club folding is enough.

We intend to return but, with all the empty rooms and commercial property which is empty around here, landlords are still asking for sky-high rents. Councils demand ridiculously high rates and so property stands empty.

I suspect that I would prefer some income as a landlord rather than nothing at all.

Martin
 

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The problem is that many landlords are being paid by councils and then get relief and tax breaks so its more expensive for them to let the property out than to keep it empty!!!, how stupid.
We are having the same problem with our council and Burnt Oak are moving within the next month as their landlord has increased the rent to an excessive amount because they want to sell the land and build houses or some such on it.
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PS Happy new year and good luck
 

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We have finally called it a day with the club. The track, PSUs and hopefully the race control system have been sold. New premises were impossible to find at an affordable rent and my decision to relocate to Cyprus in October were significant factors.

All involved in the club, and most who were involved in the Bexhill Scale Slot Car Club, enjoyed the roller coaster ride of starting and running a club.

It was fun but it is time to move on.

Martin
 
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