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Petitioning City Mayor of Leicester Sir Peter Soulsby

Listen to the results of the public consultations and reverse the decision to close Western Park Golf Course

Western Park Golf Course is a municipal course that is owned and managed by Leicester City Council.

The course has been part of the community in Leicester since 1910 and was renowned as one of the best municipal courses in the UK.

The Council has allowed the facilities at Western Park to decline over the last 10 to 15 years through lack of investment and poor management. However, the course still has a lot going for it and the layout of the course is as good as any in the county.

In March 2014 the Council announced that both of the council-owned golf courses were making a loss.

In December the Mayor announced that despite two public consultations in which the majority of the responses supported keeping the course open, the decision has been made to close the Western Park Golf Course.

Valid arguments have been made to the Council and to the Mayor that would allow Western Park Course to stay open as a viable business. However, they are not listening because the decision has already been made. That’s not good enough!

It is the duty of the Council to maintain and keep the assets of Leicester for future generations not run them into ground by not reinvesting profits or selling them for building land or road development as soon as there is a plausible excuse.

We understand that large cuts in governing funding mean the Council has to review previously funded activities. We don’t want the Council to continue fund the golf course for the foreseeable future. However, we do want the council to accept its responsibility for the decline of a golf course that until recent times has always made a profit.

The course needs to be given a chance, as it is much better than it is given credit for. We cannot let this valuable asset be wasted without at least trying to make it work first.

Please sign this petition and show your support for the campaign to make the Mayor listen to the results of the public consultations and reverse the decision to close Western Park Golf Course. Updates will be posted on the clubs website www.westernpkgc.co.uk or follow the link to our twitter account @westernpkgc

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