Don Amott helps North Somercotes village with leisure facilities

Thursday 18th June 2015

Don Amott helps North Somercotes village with leisure facilities.

Hilton-based Don Amott Parks has stepped up to help finance a raft of leisure facilities for a Lincolnshire Parish Council.

The company which owns Lakeside, a holiday and caravan park located in the village of North Somercotes, has made a donation of £20,000 towards the cost of a number of projects. These will benefit the village bowls and football clubs, the playing fields, the village Institute and hall, North Somercotes Study Group and the parish Church.

The announcement was welcomed by East Lindsey District Councillor, Robert Palmer:

“We are extremely grateful for the generous donation from Don Amott Parks which will help the council to fulfil its commitment to provide more stimulating activities for the village, especially for its youngsters.”

Chairman of the leisure group, Don Amott, added:

“As a company we have always been supportive of local initiatives at all our locations. As one of the area’s leading employers in this delightful Lincolnshire village we feel that it is our responsibility to work hand-in-hand with the Council to improve the environment.”

The Don Amott Leisure Group acquired the old Lakeside Lido in 1985 and following major investment the park was transformed into one of the finest parks on the East coast.
The Don Amott Leisure Group has exciting news of its own with the announcement of plans for further development of Lakeside Park. Works start in September on a new gated estate of 90 luxurious holiday homes within the park’s pine forest.
Don Amott Parks Director, Samantha Heap explained:

“This is a brand new concept which provides privacy, security and above all, one of the most desirable locations in the county. As well as electronic gates the estate will feature security cameras, spectacular water features and state-of-the-art holiday homes with prices ranging from £55,000 to £150,000.”

The new development at Lakeside is planned for launch in April 2016.
Lakeside Park is famous for its seven acre, freshwater fishing lake and its beautifully manicured gardens, charming water features and wonderful woodland walks.
The centrepiece of the park is a lively, yet exclusive leisure complex complete with its Tropicana indoor heated pool, sauna and solarium. The adjacent Waterfront Club provides fun and entertainment for all ages including a cabaret room, sport themed bar and a family restaurant.

Out in the park, visitors and residents can enjoy a nine-hole executive golf course, an all-weather bowling green, a multi-sports pitch and tennis.
Besides Lakeside Park, the Don Amott Leisure Group has four other premium holiday home parks in the county and a number of residential parks.

Don Amott, widely known as ‘The King of Caravans’, has been actively supporting local sporting and leisure clubs for many years and in 2012 received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Derby for contributions to sport and leisure within the community.
He was previously a director of Burton Albion Football Club and co-owner of Derby County Football Club where he is now Honorary Vice-Chairman. He was also Chairman of Derbyshire County Cricket Club and became ground sponsor of Mickleover Sports when they won promotion to the Evo-Stik Premier Division at the end of last season.
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Caption: Don Amott director, Samantha Heap (right) hands the cheque to Clerk to North Somercotes Parish Council, Sheila Pearce.