A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of presenting to WDC, at full council, a petition from many of the students at Evesham High school, requesting the council look at the possibility of converting the Evesham Leisure Centre into an ice rink. The centre is being closed in late 2009 because a new and more up to date one is being built in Evesham. The petition had well over 100 signatures, was well presented and showed that real thought had gone into the request.
It was decided as a result of the students work, I as Chairman and Wendy as consort, with Jack Hegarty Wychavon District Council MD, should visit the school and talk directly to the lead players, some of which are pictured above.
The meeting was a great success and we were able to explain in some detail the difficulties in converting the existing leisure centre in the way the students would like. We also talked generally and candidly about facilities for young people in the town. We will take back to Wychavon a greater understanding of youth desires and I hope those attending the meeting, know a little more about local government and how it operates.
L- R Ashanti Jones, Leah Coulson, Lois Cotton, Lee Rodwell, Scott Coulson, Matt Brookes.