An hotel situated in Blackpool was used to house homeless, the information has been disclosed, despite the site accepting reservations by regular visitors. The OYO Alumhurst was used to provide accommodation for homeless community as part of the Blackpool Council’s support program following guidelines from the government.However thanks an online reservation process, customers were capable of paying for and reserve rooms at the hotel, including Chelsea Leigh alongside her partner and their two children which published this week about.
It is understood that as of that time, this hotel no longer used for accommodation to serve the purpose.A Blackpool Council spokesperson said: “Blackpool Council continues to cooperate with other partner organizations to provide a range of support services to those living in the town’s homeless population. Blackpool hotel, “Since the lockdown restrictions were put in place as a result of COVID-19 and in line with the Government’s instructions over 300 people were offered temporary accommodation in Blackpool.
The homeless were mostly accommodated in B&Bs located in the town. The council has started to cut down on the amount of B&Bs currently in usage, and various kinds of temporary accommodations are being offered for those who require it, like fully self-contained units distributed over a larger area, and emergency beds. “A lot of people have been relocated to longer-term accommodation, including their own homes or supported housing.”
Chelsea Leigh said that her family’s holiday was disrupted when they were forced to travel home due to being unable to find an alternative hotel. “I was extremely upset due to the fact that there was a child aged four – and seven-year-old with us and we didn’t have enough cash to pay for a different hotel,” she told. Blackpool hotel, “It’s certain that this has taken place for quite a time as it doesn’t appear like someone has been around for a long time,” she added.Meanwhile, another family has been vocal about their worries after they arrived in the Blackpool hotel room and then finding that the room was not open.
Ken as well as May Holliday, alongside their one year old daughter visited the St Kilda’s OYO on the 10th of July (July 10, 2009)) after having booked their stay just a month ago, only to discover the building empty. building.The couple contacted to LancsLive after we wrote about the Preston family, who experienced similar disappointments at the close OYO Alumhurst.
After having to pay a further PS160 and a further PS160, the family was permitted to enter an establishment owned by an acquaintance who was described as a lifesaver’.May claims that, following the incident, she’s been calling every day in search of an amount back however she has not been able to receive any from the company that owns the hotel.
“Luckily I called my bank and informed them about the incident and they assured me that they’d return my money to myself,” she said, noting that she’ll be in touch with her local MP as well as Trading Standards about what happened.”They’re still stealing money from individuals, but it’s not happening any level, it was our first holiday as a family which I was hoping to pamper my little girl,” she told us.
A spokesperson from Blackpool Council said that their Public Protection and Enforcement teams have received no complaints regarding these two hotel chains in question.A spokesperson from OYO Hotels said: “We’d like to express our sincere apologies to the guests who stayed there for any inconvenience caused.
“The hotel is currently closed . In the event of such a situation our customer service department has made every effort to reach out to anyone with forward bookings in order to alert them of this.If the hotel reservation cannot be fulfilled, the guest will either be reimbursed or transferred to an alternative hotel. My colleagues are investigating these specific instances in a hurry.”