Let’s go fifty-fifty on the future of the High Common says Theresa Franklin – a leading voice for the group of people campaigning to ensure that re-opening two mothballed golf courses isn’t the best way of using what they consider to be the ‘People’s Park.’ on the slopes of Lansdown.
Council leader Kevin Guy has said he is committed to keeping a golf course at the Approach site – subject to a viable operator being identified. It’s an important leisure facility he wants to see restored and golf has been played there for over sixty years.
Theresa and her fellow campaigners say weed-killing pesticides – used on the greens in the past – kill insect life as well and bringing back golf will not mean free and unrestricted use for all members of the public.
They suggest a smaller area for golf and a bigger public space for wildlife and people.
Cllr Guy said the Approach Golf site was ‘ an iconic feature of Bath’s recreational scene’ but did Theresa agree?