Winchester City Council have decided to give the University of Southampton five-years to conduct a public consultation to explore what they should do with the River Park Leisure Centre site but never gave local residents the opportunity to formally submit our ideas.
With this in mind, we urge the city council to pause the proposal from the university and first conduct a well advertised six-month public consultation to gather other ideas from the community. After that, a short list of proposals (including the University of Southampton one) could be created based on positive social and economic impact. Local residents could then vote on which proposal would be best for Winchester.
This democratic decision process would ensure strong local support for whichever proposal was chosen as well as creating long-lasting trust between the community and city council.
On reaching 10 signatures Ordinary Petition
This ePetition runs from 19/11/2021 to 11/02/2022.
168 people have signed this ePetition.