Given two weeks notice

A sailing club has been forced out of the premises it has occupied for 40 years.

Members of Melton Mowbray Sailing Club in Leicestershire were given just 14 days notice to leave Frisby Water Park, near Asfordby.

The site is to be redeveloped and branded as Celtic Lakes Resort Frisby, which will include lakeside lodges and a coarse fishery.

Club commodore Mike Sharpe said: ‘It’s a great tragedy. We are the only sailing club in the Borough.

‘Two weeks ago we received an email giving us 14 days notice to leave. Only recently we had 80 people here trying sailing at an Olympic Legacy Open Day.’