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Royal Westmoreland’s Pure Leisure Group Accused of Unethical Behaviour By U.K. Town Council

A Community Is Lied To By John Morphet’s Pure Leisure Group

1/ In 2007, Pure Leisure Group purchased land in Ulverston, U.K. – presumably to develop into one of their famous holiday caravan parks or resorts. Later that year the industrial building on the site was gutted by a fire.

John Morphet's company promised to clean up their mess and didn't.

John Morphet's company promised to clean up their mess and didn't.

2/ Pure Leisure Group failed to properly secure the now-derelict building which became an immediate eyesore, and also a danger for children. Then the teenagers started using it as a place for drinking.

3/ After being approached by the town, Pure Leisure promised that they would knock down the building by July, 2009 – but July came and went with the eyesore still there.

4/ Now it turns out that Pure Leisure flipped the property to another company and failed to keep their promise to the community.

5/ Once again, a corporation has proven that it can move into a community, extract a profit without a sense of responsibility – then move on and leave the community in worse shape than when the corporation arrived.

6/ If the above scenario as reported in the media is true, it would seem that Pure Leisure Group’s John Morphet might want to take a good look at his personal values.

As for Barbadians, we would be wise to keep an eye on Morphet’s Royal Westmoreland project and view any promises he makes to Barbados with doubt.

Source: North-West Evening Mail Councillors Demand Action Over Eyesore

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