The Wheel Of York's Final Day
6:01am 29th September 2013
The Wheel of York will turn for the final time today. York Council’s planning committee decided back in February to let the wheel stay in the city until the end of September. Now all 16 of its staff will be made redundant.
John Lowery, Operations Manager for Wheels Entertainments the UK based company for Freij World Attractions the Dubai based owners of the wheel says it’s a sad day.
“We are sad to announce that the Wheel of York will close at 6pm on Sunday 29th September after a successful time in The Royal York Hotel Gardens. Whilst we have been asked by the hotel to apply for another extension and we would love to stay, we have to respect the comments at the York planning meeting made by the planning committee that they would not recommend us applying again and also those of the apartments opposite the wheel who object to the wheel. We have even looked at all options including closing at 6pm on an evening to try and help satisfy all parties.
“We would like to thank everyone who has been on the wheel of York during our stay and we hope to announce a new UK city centre site for the wheel very soon.”
Anybody wanting to go on the wheel before it closes are advised to book online at www.freijwheels.com and save 20% up to 30 minutes before arrival.
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