Stubbers Adventure Centre has been operating under charitable status for over 15 years. It supplies a valuable learning resource to local schools and families who would not otherwise have the opportunity of outdoor education in the area.
Stubbers has asked on numerous occasions to be given the opportunity of purchasing the freehold from Havering Council, to ensure the ongoing availability of a proven and much loved resource.
This petition is in place to demonstrate the high regard in which Stubbers is held by the local community and to stress that to sell to the highest bidder regardless of their intentions, threatens the future of Stubbers as an outdoor centre in a world where so many irreplaceable assets have already been irrevocably disposed of.
It is our intention to ensure that Stubbers remains in the hands of Essex Boys and Girls Clubs, run as a not-for-profit outdoor centre and that securing its long term future will lead to long term investment to the benefit of the entire local community.
We the undersigned call on Havering Council to recognise the value that Stubbers Adventure Centre adds to the community and not just sell off the land to the highest bidder without safeguarding the future use of the site.
We further request that Essex Boys and Girls Clubs are given the opportunity to put in a bid that is not just financially based but takes into account the value of the site to the community not just at this moment in time, but long into the future.
The Save Our Stubbers petition to Havering Council was written by Stubbers and is in the category Education at GoPetition.