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Liz visits Western Park Golf Course


The Council is consulting on whether they should continue to subsidise the city’s two municipal golf courses and I recently visited Western Park golf club to meet with the management committee and receive a petition to keep the course open that’s been signed by more than 2,500 people.

The coalition Government has slashed Leicester City Council’s budget by more than a third. This means the Council has to make extremely difficult decisions about where savings will be made, not just in sports and leisure services but housing, libraries, care for the elderly and children’s centres.

Western Park golf course is a hugely valuable community asset with a rich history and a great deal of potential going forward. I want to work with the club and the City Mayor – who I will be raising this issue with – to see if we can find a sustainable model to keep golf at Western Park in future.