‘ Your Waverley’ is doing everything in its power to work with the owners of the Haslemere sports venue to ensure it continues.
Following the delivery of a petition of 2,600 signatures to a recent council meeting to “Protect Th Edge Leisure Centre in Haslemere’ its Overview & Scrutiny committee had the opportunity to hear a plea to keep it open.
Residents, clubs and disabled users have bombarded Waverley councillors with letters, telephone calls and e-mails objecting to its sudden closure.
Waverley Council has terminated the leisure centre lease and passed it to the owners of the building, Surrey Council. Surrey has confirmed the building will continue to be used by the Woolmer Hill School school but will be unavailable for community use after the end of June.
Whilst discussions about re-opening for community use at a later stage are ongoing between the two authorities, there is no certainty that these will come to a positive conclusion.
Officers told the committee that local news has revealed the strength of concerns about the future, and residents believe if enough people sign this petition, the council will have to act to protect this vital service.
The Overview and Scrutiny Committee considered the representation in the video below from the petitioner.
Resident Mr Grimes is speaking on behalf of Sports Haslemere and other users of The Edge.
Here’s a clip of how hard officers are working to ensure The Edge has a future.
Based on the evidence given, it made a recommendation to the Executive, who will then decide on the petition.