The Salford Dragon Boat Festival

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A request was made back in mid August this year for The 2022 Salford Dragon Boat Festival to take place on Sunday 22nd May. Despite numerous attempts over the next two months both by phone and email to get an answer, there was no reply.  


We eventually got an email back from Hollie Tatlock (Manager of the Helly Hanson Watersports Centre) with a very nasty surprise ... the price this year will be more than DOUBLE that of previous years (Hollie Tatlock in a later email, confirmed that is was she who is responsible for setting the price). Not only that, Hollie Tatlock also wants a reduction in available event time. Very unprofessionally, no explanation for the outrageous price rise was given.


From what we have been able to ascertain, Hollie Tatlock reports to the Chief Executive of Salford Community Leisure Limited, a Mr. Stephen Hassall (who can be reached either on 07711 454713 or emailed at [email protected] if anyone wants to know why he is so willing to support a price rise that prices long standing customers out of the market?).  


Not surprisingly, we are now reaching out to alternative venues.  Once we have an update, it will be posted here.