An open letter to Surrey council.
When was the last time that each of you visited the Riverside Golf Centre, walked the course, spoke to locals playing golf or attempting to better their game and get some exercise hitting buckets of balls?
Did you listen to any of these local residents before making the decision to destroy their constructive form of entertainment or did you just decide without any public input into putting this much-loved business out of business (Civic expropriation to close Riverside, Sept. 25)?
Did you take the time to see the architectural plans the course’s owners had drawn up that would complement your decision, or did you just decide that expropriation was the easy way out?
This is a public golf course. Does that not mean the public should be involved in your decision making?
Why put a 50-year-old business – owned and operated by a longtime Surrey resident – out of business, when with a little give and take on your part, you could work together?
We need some answers, folks.
Dee Walmsley, Surrey