A.A. Grundi: Is Worksop to get a 7 Star hotel?

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Heard the rumour about a hotel being built on the council car park on Newgate Street?

If true, it would be astonishing news.

The need for a hotel would suggest that there are people out there who actually want to come and stay in Worskop. Gobsmacking.

Who are these people?

I read in a travel section of one of the weekend broadsheets once about travel companies who specialise in organised tours of places off the beaten track, where the likes of you and I would fear to tread.

War torn Iraq and Afghanistan, and the inaccessible jungles of Papau New Guinnea.

But Worksop? Surely that’s a step too far. There can be few places on Earth that are more hazardous and inhospitable to outsiders than Worksop.

The people who go on these sorts of holidays are adrenaline-junkie voyeurs who get off on seeing the full horrors that the world has to offer.

But this is a local town for local people. Outsiders should steer well clear, that’s my advice.

Anyway, surely there isn’t an insurance company in the world brave enough to insure someone for travel to Worksop.

Also, we only want a hotel if it is something that is special. If ti has the Wow factor.

I am thinking of something along the lines of the Burj Al Arab in Dubai. A sleek tower of 7 star luxury, with a personalised butler service, world class restaurants, and a helicopter taxi service.

The sort of hotel built specifically for the likes of me.

If Bassetlaw Council are serious about putting Worksop on the map, then they should only grant planning permission to a hotel of this calibre.

If that doesn’t turn out to be the case, they are going to have a lot of explaining to do.