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Test Valley Borough Council (TVBC) is asking members of the public how they use Charlton Lakeside and Sports Centre and how they think it could be improved.

The council, alongside Charlton Parish Council and Places Leisure, want to better understand the needs and requirements of the whole of the site, including areas like the park, golf course, crazy golf, lakes, BMX track, athletics track, pavilion building and 3G pitch.

In order to find out this information, a public consultation has been launched, and residents are being encouraged to fill out a survey.

The ambition is to create short, medium, and long term plans which reflect the council’s and users’ priorities. These plans will aim to identify areas which require investment, the cost of such investment, and a fundraising plan to establish if, and how, these elements can be funded and implemented.

Councillor Terese Swain, portfolio holder for Community, Leisure and Tourism, said:

“We are looking to establish how people use the site, identify what its most valued assets are and look at ways to improve the site at Charlton Sports Centre to better meet the needs and expectations of the local community.

“This piece of research is focussed on gaining the views of user groups of Charlton Sports Centre from the local community and from further afield. I would really encourage anyone who uses the site to have their say as it’s vital we hear from as many people as possible before coming up with a plan.”

You can fill out the survey by clicking this link or by visiting www.testvalley.gov.uk/charltonlakesideconsultation, it closes on 28 August 2023.

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