According to the never missed Romford recorder residents are unhappy :
"The future of the Upminster Mini Golf is looking uncertain due to a lack of funding, according to the Leader of the Havering Residents’ Association.
"Cllr Clarence Barrett has hit out at the administration over their
lack of investment in the golf course in Hall Lane, Upminster.
said: “This is a great community asset which should be enjoyed by young
and old alike. Without a moderate degree of investment it will become
even more run down, attracting fewer users and placing its long term
future as green and open space in jeopardy.”
He goes on to say :
"Cllr Barrett said: “Anyone passing the course would not know it was
there because there is no decent signage, no promotion, no marketing
and, if this carries on, no future.
“The facility includes a crazy
golf course which is in an appalling condition, in fact it is difficult
to know where the crazy golf ends and the mini golf begins!."
" Cabinet Member for Culture, Towns and Communities, Councillor Andrew
Curtin, said: “As part of our efforts to save £40 million over the next
two years, we looked for a partner to help us manage the golf course.
Unfortunately this was not successful. Once this season is over we will
look at other options.”
Just one question, since when has a golf course been a essential service?