Nick Gibb visited Crown Bingo in Bognor Regis at the invitation of Gary Bell, the General Manager of Peter Arnett Leisure. Mr Bell wanted to discuss the industry’s campaign, “Bingo is my Lifeline”, which calls for more government financial support for the leisure and bingo sector.
Nick Gibb said, “It was a pleasure to visit Crown Bingo again and to see it open after months of enforced closure due to Covid restrictions.
“The government has one of the most generous business support schemes in the world as we seek to ensure viable businesses are kept going despite all the restrictions on opening. Some £400 billion has been spent on the furlough scheme and business grants to help preserve jobs and people’s incomes.
“It was wonderful to meet two of Crown Bingo’s most loyal customers, Patricia Dawson and Veronica Dyer, who thoroughly enjoy the social side of Bingo. It is good to see a Bognor Regis landmark up and running again, as it has been since Step 3 of the Roadmap, on May 17.”
Photo: from left - Melanie Ashenden (Crown Bingo manager); Patricia Dawson; Veronica Dyer and Nick Gibb