Thank you to everyone who signed this petition. The local councillors have asked the local council officials to produce a report on all the options available for the future management of the Alexandra Courts. It now seems very unlikely that that the courts will be leased to a private company.
Oxford City Council is proposing to grant a 25-year lease on the Alexandra Tennis Courts to Wildwood Leisure Limited. This company intends to operate a private club at the Courts.
Public access will be very limited and there will be a high hourly charge. There will also be an environmental impact caused by increased traffic and light polution from the flood lights.
These Courts, and the surrounding land, are a valuable local resource for the residents of Summertown and north Oxford. They not only provide year-round access to tennis facilities but are also used for children's play, dog walking and as a meeting place for young people. This is the only area of public recreational land in Summertown.
We think the City Council should retain the Courts as a public amenity.
Please support this petition. Thank you.
We, the undersigned, deplore the proposed leasing of Alexandra Courts to a private company.
We call on Oxford City Council to continue to support and maintain this valuable local municipal resource and to arrange full public consultation on the future of the Courts.
The Stop the privatisation of Alexandra Tennis Courts petition to Oxford City Council was written by Nicholas Hardyman and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.