Councillors Helen Munro and Richard Stanley are delighted at the reversal by Tewkesbury Borough Council of its original decision to demolish Cleeve Hill Club house and end over 100 years of golf on Cleeve Common.
Councillor Munro had been dismayed to learn of the original decision, made in the confidential session of its Executive Committee, discovering that the Council did not have robust plans to replace the income from the golf course to the Cleeve Common Trust which maintains the Common.
Following a successful community campaign Tewkesbury Borough Council has now decided to offer a long term lease for the club house and at the same time the Cleeve Common Trust will seek to agree a long licence to play golf. The Council has agreed the clubhouse is to be promoted to the public; consideration be given to space for use by community groups, and the protection of the Common must be at the forefront of any lessee’s business ethos.
Councillor Munro said "I'm delighted by the outcome and glad we did all we could to help the community, support the area, and help protect the Common."
Liberal Democrats will always but the community first.