4BR have just reported New Event The Leisure Group Britannia Hotels is believed to be looking into the possibility of running a new event at the former Pontins Holiday Resort in Prestatyn, which is currently out of commission and being extensively refurbished. Pontins contest over the years has had a love hate relationship with players, but I think that it is fair to say that the general standard of the accommodation was appalling and any improvement at Prestatyn camp would be welcome. I think that a lot of players miss the Pontins contest and would welcome a new contest. We must not get carried away with this announcement and remember all the money spent at and paid over to enter and compete at the last Pontins contest. I refuse to believe that Pontins management did not know when they took the extremely hard worked for money, from the bands and there supporters that they were in financial difficulties and had no intention to pay out any prize money. Personally I think it is obscene that they propose to stage another contest at Pontins, whilst they still owe all the prize winning bands from the last contest money. I urge all bands looking at this announcement to stage another contest, to boycott it until 4BR can announce that all the bands that are owed money from the last Pontins contest be paid out. Leisure Group Britannia Hotels are not stupid they see a good money earner. I say that if, this company are that serious in taking any more of our money, then they should invest in the competing bands and honor the last contest and pay the bands that are owed prize money SAY NO PRIZE MONEY NO NEW CONTEST AT PONTINS PRESTATYN!!!!!!!! Come on guy's it is time to support the Brass Band movement and stand together. What do you think guys/gals? Do you agree with me?