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Still time to have a say and improve Southport Golf Links

Golfers and members of the public still have two weeks to offer their views on ways to improve the course and facilities at Southport Golf Links.

Sefton Council’s Green Sefton team launched the public consultation last month, and are hoping to hear from even more people over the next fortnight.

While people can’t now play golf due to national restrictions in place from today, they can still use this time to rate the current facilities at Southport. Green Sefton want them to share their ideas for ways to develop and enhance not only the tees and greens, but other facilities such as the changing rooms and café.

Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “We want to hear people’s opinions on both the existing course and facilities at Southport Golf Links, so that we can establish the priorities for improvements that they would like to see.

“I know people will be frustrated they can’t get out to play at the moment, but I hope they will use a bit of this down-time to have their say and suggest the improvements they would like to see.

“As well as the view of those for whom golf is already a lifelong passion, we’d like those who might be thinking about taking up the sport for the very first time to let us know what would encourage them to get started with the game.

“It’s an anonymous survey so people can feel free to express whatever views they have.”

Cllr Moncur went on to highlight the physical and mental health benefits of golf which, he said, could be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities.

The consultation also looks at environmental concerns as part of Sefton Council’s commitment to combating climate change. Questions focus on renewable energy, sustainable irrigation, recycling and reducing the use of plastics and improving existing wildlife habitat on the course.

The Council has not identified any specific funding for any potential future development or investment at Southport Golf Links, but has cemented its commitment to acting on the consultation feedback as it did with last year’s consultation on Bootle Golf course.

Cllr Moncur continued: “The consultation questionnaire isn’t very lengthy and is easy to complete online. People have until Friday 20th November to take the opportunity to have their say.”

To take part in the consultation here.