A HAMPSHIRE resident voiced her frustration after she missed the chance to have her say about a scheme to revamp a sports pavilion.

When Louisa Dickson went to the Velmore Community Centre, in Chandler’s Ford to take part in the public consultation about a scheme to revamp Hiltingbury pavilion, found the door locked as the consultation was concluded earlier and she missed the chance to voice her opinion.

As previously reported by the Chronicle plans to revamp and extend the pavilion have been lodged.

The proposal includes a new sports hall, the refurbishment of the existing pavilion and removal and replacement of the first floor with a fitness room and two concessions rooms, plus a 40-space temporary car park at the Ashdown Road.

The scheme to revamp the building owned by Chandler’s Ford Parish Council sparked a heated debate between residents who raised concerns over cost and parking.

They were given the chance to have their say during several public consultations held throughout the years.

However, the one held on July 26 was meant to finish at 8pm but ended earlier due to lack of participants and therefore Louisa missed the chance to voice her opinion.

The family mediator from Chandler’s Ford said: “ I finished work at 7.30 and rushed around to voice my opinion, only to find the door locked and a hand-written note stuck on the window.I was really really angry, it’s just an example of not caring of what we think. I wanted to ask questions because this doesn’t seem a project thought through.”

Duncan Murray, parish council clerk confirmed that the consultation was concluded earlier as nobody turned up and said he left the Velmore Centre at 7.25pm.

He also added: “I can confirm that nobody did turn up at 7pm or before I pulled out of the car park. A note was left inviting any residents to come to the Fryern Pavilion consultation on the following Monday.”