I am writing to express concerns about the management of the River Park Leisure Centre under the current Lib Dem administration. 

This facility, once a thriving community hub, now lies unused, symbolising a missed opportunity and financial loss for Winchester.

The core issue stems from a failed contract negotiation with the University of Southampton, leading to the site's underutilisation. This not only signifies a loss in potential revenue but also highlights a lapse in strategic decision-making within the council.

The derelict state of the River Park Leisure Centre raises questions about the council's asset management and planning. 

Such oversight impacts the community's well-being and economic vitality.

Residents and local business owners seek increased transparency and strategic foresight in council operations, especially in areas impacting finance and community welfare.

I urge the council to re-evaluate its practices to better manage and maximise city assets.

Thank you for considering this matter. I look forward to seeing constructive changes.

Philip Hutchinson,
St Swithun Street,

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