Mother angry as Super Karts in Letchworth GC closes ruining son's birthday party

MYSTERY surrounds the sudden closure of a popular go-kart track. Super Karts in Pixmore Avenue, Letchworth GC, is understood to have hit the crash barriers financially and closed without warning leaving people who had booked parties there angry. The site

MYSTERY surrounds the sudden closure of a popular go-kart track.

Super Karts in Pixmore Avenue, Letchworth GC, is understood to have hit the crash barriers financially and closed without warning leaving people who had booked parties there angry.

The site is deserted, rubbish is being dumped around the building yet no announcement has been made of the closure on the Super Karts Letchworth GC website.

The site still boasts: "Feel free to come and see us to discover the thrill of karting."

It also gives details of prices, the offer of a free suit and helmet hire and says the place is great for parties for people from the age of eight upwards.

There is a sign outside the building that has been put up by the Rye House kart track at Hoddesdon offering people karting facilities but they say they are only trying to help people who have been left in the lurch.

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"We heard the track had closed and people were looking to still have parties so we are offering the nearest karting facilities to Letchworth GC," said a member of staff at Rye House.

But one parent contacted the Comet angry about having a party for her son's 13th birthday ruined when they turned up at Super Karts only to find they were locked out.

Sarah Malpass of Hayfield, Stevenage, said: "I am sure I am not the only person who has been left in the lurch after the place closed. We were given no warning yet I had paid my money.

"I booked a party there for my son's birthday on April 30 and when we arrived there was no sign of anyone.

"I managed to get hold of someone on May 1 and they apologised and said they would send a cheque for the �50 deposit I had paid.

"Nothing arrived and I have been trying to get hold of them ever since. I have phoned at all times of the day for many days, and visited twice but the place looked dead.

"I eventually had to get my money back through my credit card company.

"There were three other parties booked on the same night as ours which also never happened and they seemed booked up some time in advance, so there must be a lot of people that have paid and lost money."

Attempts to contact anyone responsible for the centre have proved fruitless with the land line constantly engaged or left unanswered and a mobile number that is never

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