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3rd Jul, 2022

Music event aims to keep airfield businesses grounded

BUSINESSES at Wellesbourne Airfield are holding a fund-raiser to help an appeal to keep them grounded.

They have submitted an appeal against a ruling to permanently end their tenancies following a legal dispute with site owner Littler Investments which wants to sell the land for development.

So far legals costs have racked up some £200,000.

But the businesses are battling on and a crowdfunder to support appeal costs has so far raised nearly £30,000 of the £100,000 target.

The businesses which include flight schools, a museum and a cafe, are still waiting for a decision on the appeal.

If it does not get accepted, the tenants will be forced to leave in October.

Despite Stratford District Council making a compulsory purchase order for the site, the businesses still face eviction if the appeal falls through – although councillors have requested temporary leases for the tenants.

Music event ‘Frankie Says Save Wellesbourne Airfield’ aims to raise further funds for the appeal.

The 80s themed night is being held at the Charelcote Pheasant Hotel on Friday October 12 and includes a Frankie Says Save Wellesbourne Airfield t-shirt, a quiz, barbecue, and a raffle.

Visit eventbrite.co.uk and search Wellesbourne Airfield to book tickets priced £22.

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